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2015 Published Articles

In memorium of Sr Catriona O’Hara

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: News|

It is with deep regret that Mercy Law Resource Centre mourns the passing of Sister Catriona O'Hara.  Sr Catriona was

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Welcoming new additions to Mercy Law!

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

We are pleased to announce two additions to our team, Heber Rowan (Fundraising & Communications Officer) and Katherine Finn (Locum

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Our Casework in 2019 – A Year in Review

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

In 2019, Ireland saw yet another increase in individuals and families facing the crisis of homelessness. The housing crisis has

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IHREC v Daft Media Limited (Daft.ie)

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

On the 6th August 2019 the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) delivered its decision following a complaint brought against Daft Media

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“Examination of Local Authority Housing Lists”, Report by the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Our Christmas reading included this recently published report by the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government, that examines the operation

MLRC Submission on the Right to Housing to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing & Homelessness, 11th May 2016

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Minister's report Rebuilding Ireland_Action Plan for Housing Homelessness Final Report Housing & Homelessness Committee (Oireachtas) Mercy Law Resource Centre submission

Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality in respect of the UN Universal Periodic Review – Ireland (2016)

By |October 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

You can read the policy submission here.

MLRC successfully advocates for client who was refused access to housing list and homeless priority due to having “made herself homeless” and rent arrears. Local authority cannot impose such further criterion of manner in which became homeless into finding as to whether “homeless” or not

By |July 10th, 2015|Categories: News|

Our client presented to us as she was in emergency accommodation with her children having been evicted in March 2014

Open letter to the Tánaiste, to accept the Constitutional Convention’s recommendation to strengthen the protection by the Constitution of Economic Social and Cultural Rights

By |December 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Open letter to the Tánaiste, calling on the Government, as part of the Economic Social and Cultural Rights Initiative, to

Open letter to the Taoiseach to accept the Constitutional Convention’s recommendation to strengthen the protection by the Constitution of Economic Social and Cultural Rights

By |December 10th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Open letter to the Taoiseach, calling on the Government, as part of the Economic Social and Cultural Rights Initiative, to

Blog, 21st Dec 2012

By |December 19th, 2012|Categories: News|

Christmas Gathering at Mercy Law Resource Centre on Friday, 14th December 2012 MLRC were delighted to invite friends, volunteers, funders, organisations

Blog, 14th Dec 2012

By |December 14th, 2012|Categories: News|

EMPLOYMENT APPEALS TRIBUNAL                                                                                 CASE NO. UD 1165/2011 CATHERINE MANGAN (CLAIMANT) V CLONTARF CRECHE LIMITED (RESPONDENTS)                                                 Unfair Dismissals Acts,

Blog, 7th Dec 2012

By |December 7th, 2012|Categories: News|

Brian Barry, PhD Candidate, Trinity College Dublin and Trainee Solicitor with Mason Hayes & Curran worked with MLRC as an intern

Blog, 30th Nov 2012

By |December 4th, 2012|Categories: News|

Mercy Law Resource Centre held its Annual General Meeting on 22nd November 2012.  The Board adopted the Financial Accounts for the

Blog, 23rd Nov 2012

By |November 27th, 2012|Categories: News|

During the course of our work, offering legal advice to individuals who have found themselves in difficulties, we are seeing

Blog, 9th Nov 2012

By |November 12th, 2012|Categories: News|

MLRC is delighted to welcome a number of new staff and volunteers to our team. Sabrina Comerford solicitor has recently

Blog 28th Sept 2012

By |October 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|

High Court Judicial Review Kinsella – v – Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council Neutral Citation: 2012 IEHC 344 HIGH COURT JUDICIAL

Bridging the Gap Between Legal Rights and Homelessness – The work of the Mercy Law Resource Centre

By |August 17th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Abstract: This article is an exposition of the work of the Mercy Law Resource Centre, a Dublin law centre that

Blog 8th June 2012

By |June 8th, 2012|Categories: News|

MLRC Befriending Programme The Befriending programme is an invaluable asset to MLRC as we recognise that the legal system can be

Blog 18th May 2012

By |May 21st, 2012|Categories: News|

Housing Booklet receives positive response MLRC and the informal housing Group have received many positive comments in relation to the

Blog 4th May 2012

By |May 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|

Work permit success for Romanian and Bulgarian nationals Romanian and Bulgarian parents of Irish citizen children have been granted access

Welcome

By |April 13th, 2012|Categories: News|

Welcome to our first MLRC Blog, we will endeavour over the weeks ahead to keep you informed of all that

Response to Questionnaire addressed to the Government of Ireland by the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

By |December 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

You can read the policy submission here.

2014 Published Articles

In memorium of Sr Catriona O’Hara

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: News|

It is with deep regret that Mercy Law Resource Centre mourns the passing of Sister Catriona O'Hara.  Sr Catriona was

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Welcoming new additions to Mercy Law!

By |August 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

We are pleased to announce two additions to our team, Heber Rowan (Fundraising & Communications Officer) and Katherine Finn (Locum

Comments Off on Welcoming new additions to Mercy Law!

Our Casework in 2019 – A Year in Review

By |February 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

In 2019, Ireland saw yet another increase in individuals and families facing the crisis of homelessness. The housing crisis has

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IHREC v Daft Media Limited (Daft.ie)

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

On the 6th August 2019 the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) delivered its decision following a complaint brought against Daft Media

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“Examination of Local Authority Housing Lists”, Report by the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

By |January 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

Our Christmas reading included this recently published report by the Joint Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government, that examines the operation

MLRC Submission on the Right to Housing to the Oireachtas Committee on Housing & Homelessness, 11th May 2016

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Minister's report Rebuilding Ireland_Action Plan for Housing Homelessness Final Report Housing & Homelessness Committee (Oireachtas) Mercy Law Resource Centre submission

Submission to the Department of Justice and Equality in respect of the UN Universal Periodic Review – Ireland (2016)

By |October 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

You can read the policy submission here.

MLRC successfully advocates for client who was refused access to housing list and homeless priority due to having “made herself homeless” and rent arrears. Local authority cannot impose such further criterion of manner in which became homeless into finding as to whether “homeless” or not

By |July 10th, 2015|Categories: News|

Our client presented to us as she was in emergency accommodation with her children having been evicted in March 2014