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July 2015 Blog: New Guide from CLM and FLAC on Social Welfare Overpayments

By richellaoregan Tuesday, 28th July 2015 | 0 comments
Community Law & Mediation (CLM) and Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) have launched two guides to the law underpinning the recovery of social welfare overpayments.  The guides are aimed at helping people to understand their rights and obligations when a claim is made by the Department of Social Protection for return of money which the Department says has been overpaid.

New Casebase report: Child Benefit

By richellaoregan Monday, 27th July 2015 | 0 comments
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Read our latest Casebase report concerning a person whose Child Benefit application was turned down on the basis that the child was not ordinarily resident in the State.

Ballymun Community Law Centre: Social Welfare Law

By richellaoregan Thursday, 25th June 2015 | 0 comments
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Ballymun Community Law Centre presents its Social Welfare Law course delivered by Professor Gerry Whyte of Trinity College Dublin Law School. The course begins on 30 June 2015 at 2pm in Ballymun Community Law Centre. Topics covered include family payments, sickness and disability payments as well as social welfare appeals.

June Blog: CLM Report on Ireland’s examination under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

By richellaoregan Thursday, 18th June 2015 | 0 comments
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Community Law & Mediation is delighted to have been part of a delegation of Irish NGOs, co-ordinated by FLAC, who attended the UN examination of the Irish government’s human rights record with regard to economic social and cultural rights.  The examination took place in the Palais Wilson in Geneva.  The delegation presented evidence to Committee members on a number of rights areas and issues.  The excellent Our Voice, Our Rights report, available to download here, gives a good flavour of the issues examined.   The delegation included representatives from FLAC, Threshold, Community Law and Mediation, Atheist Ireland, Justice for Magdalenes Research, Tallaght Trialogue, The Abortion Rights Campaign, The Irish Family Planning Association, the Pro Life Campaign, Pavee Point and the UCD Network for Human Rights. After formal presentations on Monday 8th June, the delegation was granted exclusive access to committee members in an informal session, to answer questions and expand on their earlier submissions.

Celebrating Our 40 Years

By nclcadmin Wednesday, 10th June 2015 | 0 comments
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Celebrating Our 40 Years This year, Community Law & Mediation is celebrating its 40th year of serving the community.  This is a significant milestone and we want to tell the story of our service.  Have you been involved? Have you used our services, worked or volunteered for us?  We would love to hear from you with your memories, photos and stories.  Please contact Ros Palmer.   

Our Voice, Our Rights - Article from the journal.ie

By richellaoregan Friday, 5th June 2015 | 0 comments
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CLM's Jane O' Sullivan has contributed to today's journal.ie article on social security in advance of joining the civil society delegation to Geneva next week.  Ireland will be examined by the UN on its compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the civil society delegation will present an alternative report.

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