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# legal-advice - This year 2022

Caller to advice service faced €20k costs in family law case as they narrowly missed means test
# The Courts
# The Courts

Caller to advice service faced €20k costs in family law case as they narrowly missed means test

Jun 27th 2022, 12:05 AM 39,401 Views 0 Comments

FLAC said many people are trying to navigate the courts system alone and there is nowhere to refer lay litigants.

# legal-advice - Last year 2021

Nearly 12,500 calls last year for free legal advice - with big increase in employment concerns
# FLAC
# FLAC

Nearly 12,500 calls last year for free legal advice - with big increase in employment concerns

Jun 29th 2021, 6:00 AM 4,945 Views 0 Comments

Flac’s annual report said employment law queries in one week in May 2020 “exceeded family law queries for the first time”.

# legal-advice - All time

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'
# Virtual Dáil
# Virtual Dáil

Ceann Comhairle tells TDs legal advice says virtual Dáil sittings would be 'unconstitutional'

Apr 21st 2020, 7:37 AM 10,366 Views 29 Comments

Seán Ó Fearhaíl said that a number of members had asked if virtual Dáil sittings could be possible.

FAI claims legal privilege over 10 documents provided to State watchdog as part of probe
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

FAI claims legal privilege over 10 documents provided to State watchdog as part of probe

May 9th 2019, 1:15 PM 17,107 Views 0 Comments

The High Court is to determine whether the documents contain privileged material.

The secret Brexit legal advice has been published in full
# Christmas Comes Early
# Christmas Comes Early

The secret Brexit legal advice has been published in full

Dec 5th 2018, 12:01 PM 38,928 Views 54 Comments

MPs suspected that the Attorney General’s private advice to the PM would be much more scathing than the published summary.

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

Mar 27th 2018, 5:55 PM 32,594 Views 184 Comments

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

Lukaku seeking legal advice over 'voodoo' claim
# Dispute
From The42
# Dispute

Lukaku seeking legal advice over 'voodoo' claim

Jan 10th 2018, 7:18 PM 8,967 Views 6 Comments

Everton’s major shareholder Farhad Moshiri that a message influenced the striker’s decision to leave the club in the summer.

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018
# Arrears
# Arrears

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Dec 25th 2017, 7:30 AM 7,195 Views 10 Comments

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

Judge criticises 'meaningless' legal 'advice' issued to couple evicted from their home
# Courts
# Courts

Judge criticises 'meaningless' legal 'advice' issued to couple evicted from their home

Oct 10th 2017, 6:38 PM 38,465 Views 0 Comments

KBC Bank issued a repossession order to the couple.

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee
# Free Legal Aid
# Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 103,179 Views 69 Comments

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

If you're fighting over a €250k house, you could lose it all in legal fees
# Where There's A Will
# Where There's A Will

If you're fighting over a €250k house, you could lose it all in legal fees

May 2nd 2016, 10:00 PM 27,134 Views 10 Comments

Arguing over a will? Here’s some advice from a barrister.

Have a noisy neighbour who wrecks your head? Here's what you can do about it
# Shut Up
# Shut Up

Have a noisy neighbour who wrecks your head? Here's what you can do about it

Jul 6th 2015, 12:07 PM 124,586 Views 48 Comments

Most of us have had one at some stage.

Sinn Féin are bringing in the lawyers over alleged abuse investigations
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Sinn Féin are bringing in the lawyers over alleged abuse investigations

Mar 14th 2015, 8:38 PM 24,034 Views 0 Comments

Pearse Doherty says claims by Regina Doherty are “scurrilous”.

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'
# No Comment
# No Comment

This ex-Siptu official is resisting TDs' attempts to ask him about a 'slush fund'

Oct 9th 2014, 12:06 PM 7,099 Views 15 Comments

Matt Merrigan says there’s an ongoing garda investigation.

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year
# FLAC
# FLAC

Over 80% more people sought legal advice for housing issues last year

Jul 7th 2014, 8:40 PM 5,676 Views 2 Comments

The total number of queries to FLAC centres was up more than 10% compared to 2012.

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach
# Prime Time Remarks
# Prime Time Remarks

Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach

May 7th 2014, 8:56 AM 6,418 Views 54 Comments

He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

RTÉ bosses say that fighting Pantigate action would have been 'foolhardy'

Mar 26th 2014, 11:57 AM 9,046 Views 51 Comments

RTÉ’s top brass faced the Oireachtas Communications Committee today with defamation laws on the agenda.

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice
# Irish Water
# Irish Water

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice

Jan 14th 2014, 10:51 PM 17,266 Views 100 Comments

The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.

Column: Making the poorest pay more is no way to cut waiting lists for legal aid
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Making the poorest pay more is no way to cut waiting lists for legal aid

Sep 14th 2013, 12:00 PM 77 Views 23 Comments

Reforms announced yesterday in the civil legal aid scheme, including increases in the minimum contributions for applicants, may mean that people who need help to access justice will be excluded, writes Yvonne O’Sullivan.

Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs

Jul 15th 2013, 9:03 AM 14,443 Views 56 Comments

FLAC noted a “striking” rise in queries about housing such matters, which were up almost 70 per cent since 2011.

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Calls for Magdalenes to be given independent legal advice

Mar 2nd 2013, 7:15 AM 2,657 Views 8 Comments

A solicitor for some of the London-based women says the State should pay for legal representation as it did during the Redress Scheme.

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response
# Magdalenes
# Magdalenes

Justice Department got no specific legal advice on Magdalene report response

Feb 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 4,555 Views 14 Comments

The government has come under fire for failing to provide a full apology on behalf of the State for its role in the Magdalene Laundries.

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance
# Mobility Allowance
# Mobility Allowance

Government "considering legal advice" over mobility allowance

Oct 25th 2012, 11:45 AM 3,292 Views 14 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today that the government will be seeking legal advice before it proceeds on acting on the “illegal” upper age limit for the allowance.

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

Aug 24th 2012, 7:45 PM 66 Views 41 Comments

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

Free legal advice service sees demand increase
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Free legal advice service sees demand increase

Jun 19th 2012, 2:10 PM 2,178 Views 16 Comments

FLAC advice service dealt with over 25,000 queries last year.

Column: Ignore the conspiracy theories - the household charge must be paid
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ignore the conspiracy theories - the household charge must be paid

Mar 3rd 2012, 8:15 AM 643 Views 212 Comments

There is an increasing amount of gibberish masquerading as legal fact about things like the household charge, writes Fergal Crehan. It’s dangerous and it needs to end.

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011
# Banking Crisis
# Banking Crisis

Banking crisis: Central Bank paid out €30m in consultancy fees in 2011

Feb 13th 2012, 1:18 PM 1,961 Views 12 Comments

Law firm Arthur Cox seems to be the big winner in terms of consultancy contracts with the Central Bank, NTMA and Department of Finance.

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme
# Recession
# Recession

'Significant' rise in numbers referred to free legal scheme

Nov 25th 2011, 11:24 AM 958 Views 0 Comments

The Bar Council’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme is seeing more people with debt issues who cannot afford legal representation.

Enterprise Minister Bruton seeks legal advice on closure of Smithfield Horse Fair
# Smithfield
# Smithfield

Enterprise Minister Bruton seeks legal advice on closure of Smithfield Horse Fair

Mar 31st 2011, 1:57 PM 708 Views 0 Comments

The move follows violence at the fair earlier this month.