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Article about Casebase, our Social Welfare Appeals database, in the latest INOU E-Bulletin

By janeosullivan Friday, 19th February 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Other Media Coverage, News.
The Social Welfare Appeals Office does not publish its decisions, apart from a selection of case studies published in its annual report. Community Law and Mediation aims to promote greater transparency in the Social Welfare Appeals system through this Casebase project. By providing a database of decisions, CLM ​ aims to provide greater clarity on the reasons for an Appeals Officer’s decision, and to encourage the Social Welfare Appeals Office to take a consistent approach to cases. 

We welcome new Legal Aid Board & MABS legal support scheme for people in mortgage debt, a system recommended in our 2014 roundtable and submission

By janeosullivan Tuesday, 26th January 2016 | 0 comments
Filed under: Other Media Coverage, Blog, News.
We held a roundtable in 2014 on the lack of adequate legal support available to borrowers facing repossession and published a submission recommending a legal service allied to an entity such as MABS or the Legal Aid Board, to provide on-going case assistance as well as advice and representation. We welcome Friday's announcement by Minister Frances Fitzgerald that such a scheme is now in place for people facing losing their homes without access to legal services.

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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