MLRC has held a series of six comprehensive training workshops in Social Welfare Law, delivered by Professor Gerry Whyte, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

In May and June, Professor Gerry Whyte, Associate Professor, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, and Director on the MLRC Board of Directors, delivered a comprehensive training course on social welfare law.  The course provided a detailed overview of social welfare law. The purpose of the course was to provide participants with an up to date comprehensive review of social welfare law, to help them in their advocacy and work for their clients in respect of social welfare law issues.

We would like to extend our great appreciation to Professor Gerry Whyte for delivering these workshops, sharing his great experience and learning in this complex area of law.

The workshops were held over three weeks in May and June at our offices at 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8. Among those who attended were staff of  Crosscare, Dublin Simon Community, Ruhama, Daisyhouse Housing Association, Housing Action Kildare, Focus Ireland,  the HSE, De Paul, Merchants Quay Ireland, Stepping Stone, the Irish Refugee Council, IHREC,  solicitor and barristers.   Feedback from participants included:

“The training sessions were excellent in content, presentation and venue. Thank you. And great value for money.”

“’Well pitched.  Gerry was excellent but also got great insight from the comments and questions of other course participants.”

“Very clear, structured and concise notes – really useful for further reference.”

“Found it very useful, will be using it in my day-to-day work.”

All participants noted it would make a large difference and improvement to the way they do their job. 

The topics covered in the course included:

  • Sources of social welfare law
  • Claims and appeals
  • Social Insurance
  • Social Assistance
  • Rates of payment
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance
  • Unemployment and low pay
  • Illness, incapacity and caring
  • Family payments
  • The elderly and survivors

If you are interested in organising a training session by MLRC, please contact Shauna on 01 4537459 or at We would be very happy to hear from you and discuss the training that would be most useful for you.



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2016-07-19T10:46:02+00:00July 19th, 2016|News|

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