Eilis Barry

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The increase in Garda numbers is part of a long-term drive to bring the strength of the force to about 21,000 by 2021, comprising 15,000 gardaí, 2,000 reserves and 4,000 civilians. File photograph: Getty Images

Eight hundred extra gardaí are to be recruited under the Budget 2018, bringing the force’s strength to about 14,000. Minister for Justice Charlie Fla(...)

In the past 12 months, North Leitrim Men’s Group has dealt with two clients who were homeless, including one man in his early 20s. Photograph: Alan Betson

Reduced social-welfare payments for young adults is helping to drive them into homelessness, even in rural areas, according to a Leitrim-based men’s g(...)

The Workplace Relations Commission’s adjudication officer said it was difficult to understand the landlord’s attitude towards “model” tenants. Photograph: Alan Betson

A landlord has been ordered to pay more than €42,000 to three tenants after the Workplace Relations Commission found he had discriminated against them(...)

To qualify for civil legal aid, a person must have a disposable income of less than €18,000. Applicants must contribute up to €150 for legal advice and a minimum of €130 for legal representation.

People who experience domestic violence should not have to contribute to the cost of civil legal aid when they apply for court protection, the Free Le(...)

Common family law issues at the clinics were separation or divorce, custody and maintenance. Photograph: PA

More than half of last year’s calls to a free legal advice helpline about housing issues were from landlords, a report published this morning finds. (...)

Eilis Barry, the new CEO of the Free Legal Advice Centre.

The Free Legal Advice Centre (Flac) has appointed Eilis Barry as its new CEO. Ms Barry is a barrister and the former head of the legal section at the(...)