What if there were enforceable economic, social and cultural rights in Ireland?
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 to be debated in the Dáil
On Tuesday evening (31st January) and Wednesday (1st February) the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 -Order for Second Stage and Second Stage will be debated in the Dáil. CLM, together with our colleagues in the Equality & Rights Alliance, today urges TDs to attend and participate in this vital debate. This is an issue with is of significant relevance to the clients of Community Law & Mediation. This legislation will have a great impact on our community and it is so important that our law-makers ensure that people with disabilities are offered proper protection under the law.
This QQI accredited Level 6 Accommodation and Housing Advocacy Course offers information providers, advocacy workers and anyone with an interest in housing a broad introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace.
Free legal service benefits 3,000 in Dublin and Limerick: Community Law and Mediation annual report celebrates 40 years in operation
CLM's 2015 Annual Report launched by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar
The Board and Staff of Community Law & Mediation are delighted to present our 2015 Annual Report. The report was officially launched in Northside Civic Centre on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 by Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. View the short film about our 2015 Annual Report below.
In September 2016, Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), in conjunction with SIPTU, the Independent Law Centres Network and the Employment Law Association of Ireland, hosted a roundtable discussion in Liberty Hall, Dublin called Building an Agenda for Change in the WRC. The aim of the roundtable was to discuss the operation of the WRC from an equality perspective and to generate a shared vision for the direction participants would like the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to take in enforcing employment equality and equal status legislation. The roundtable focused on the visibility of equality in the work of the WRC, how accessible the WRC is to people taking equality cases and how cases are processed under the WRC. Jane O’Sullivan, solicitor and policy officer with Community Law & Mediation, addressed the roundtable on the accessibility of the WRC to people facing discrimination. As a representative of the Independent Law Centres Network, she explored access to justice issues in taking equality cases.
Minister Leo Varadkar to launch the CLM Annual Report
Social welfare law must not leave people behind, say legal rights bodies
CLM starts two new free legal advice outreach clinics in Blanchardstown and Clondalkin
CLM Limerick and Southill Family Resource Centre workshop on parental rights in the education system: Your child in school Understanding parental rights
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: film by Community Action Network
Well done to Community Action Network (CAN) on their video describing the EU Collective Complaint process from the perspective of a human rights campaign. In 2014, a Collective Complaint was lodged with the Council of Europe on behalf of tenants in 20 Local Authority estates in Ireland. The substance of the Complaint was that conditions in many homes on these estates violated peoples' human rights under the Revised European Social Charter. CAN have put together a very useful set of documents about this experience. You can download them here.
Rose Wall talks to Near FM about Mediation Awareness Week
Mediation Awareness Week – Community Law & Mediation
Abhaile: a new mortgage arrears resolution service
Click here to read our article in the INOU Bulletin.