Blog 20th April 2012

Housing Group launched Booklet on 18th April 2012

MLRC has, together with other members of a Housing Policy Group, prepared a Housing Information Booklet  “Social Housing Rights Explained”

It was launched on the 18th April in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.   There was a large attendance on the morning and they heard presentations from Clare Naughton (Solicitor at NCLC), Frank Murphy (Solicitor at BCLC), Sinead Martin Rialto Rights in Action , Jan O’Sullivan Minister for Housing and Planning and Andrew Montague, the Lord Mayor of Dublin who officially launched the booklet click here to read more.

Annual Report

MLRC was established in 2009 and we are delighted to have published our first Annual Report highlighting the work we have done over the past number of years.  You can read a copy of the report here or contact MLRC for a hard copy.

Staff Appointments

MLRC is delighted to welcome Geraldine Hynes to our team,she will work as a Volunteer Solicitor with us, click here to read more.

Appointment of Marie Quirke to District Court

MLRC wishes to congratulate Marie Quirke on her recent nomination for a judicial appointment to the District Court.  Marie was a founding board member of MLRC and we wish her much success click here to read more from the Law Society Gazette, April 2012.

FEANTSA’s Ending Homelessness Campaign

In the framework of the 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, FEANTSA launched a campaign called ‘Ending Homelessness’. Throughout Europe, our members organised campaign activities around the central message of this campaign, which is that homelessness can and should be ended, click here to read more.

Housing Conference held on 20th & 21st April

Bernie Walsh and Geraldine Hynes attended the Housing Conference in NUI Galway at the weekend.  The Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy,  saw international speakers and participants  debate the central theme of the Conference which was “Contemporary Housing Issues in a Changing Europe”.  We will have more on this in our Blog next week.

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Welcome

Welcome to our first MLRC Blog, we will endeavour over the weeks ahead to keep you informed of all that is happening at MLRC and also to keep you up to date on our work in the areas of social housing and social welfare law.

Casework

Since January 2012, MLRC has had a number of success stories in relation to its casework.  Click here to read more

Policy Work

Since January 2012, MLRC has submitted a number of policy papers to the Department of the Environment on the following topics: “Limitations of Rent Supplement and the Private Rented Sector” and “The Proposed Amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act 2004”.  Click here to read more

Housing Information Booklet

MLRC has, together with other members of a housing policy group, prepared a Housing Information Booklet “Social Housing Explained“.  This is due to be launched at 10am on the 18th April in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.  Click here to read more

NUI Galway hosts Housing Conference on 20th & 21st April 2012

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Supreme Court Housing Cases

The Supreme Court has ruled in Donegan v DCC & Gallagher v DCC that section 62 of the Housing Act 1966 (eviction procedure for Local Authority tenancies) is incompatible with Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as it fails to provide procedural protections to Local Authority tenants against eviction.  Click here to read more

Disclaimer

All information provided on this Blog is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or a legal contract between this Blog and any person or entity unless otherwise specified.   Click here to read more