Why the right to housing should be enshrined in the Constitution- Article by MLRC in the Irish Times, Tuesday 25 August

There is no right to housing in Irish law. The crisis in homelessness has shown up the glaring lack of legal protection for those who are homeless or facing homelessness. The right to housing in our Constitution would help those who are facing homelessness now and would be a fundamental safeguard against the recurrence of this gravely unacceptable crisis.

The Irish Times has published an article today by Mercy Law Resource Centre’s Managing Solicitor, Maeve Regan, on why the right to housing should be enshrined in our Constitution. Read article here.

 

 

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MLRC welcomes Clara Dorman

10498462_10152587870172421_6191835197858581492_oMLRC is delighted to welcome Clara Dorman, as intern with MLRC for the month of August 2015.

Clara is going into her final year at the University of Warwick. During her time at Warwick Clara completed an Erasmus year in Finland studying international public law. Clara’s interests are in constitutional and administrative law, family law, law of refugee and asylum seekers.  We are very grateful to Clara for her contribution to MLRC’s policy work and research, which in turn supports our service to those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

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MLRC E-zine summer 2015 now available to read

Read the latest news from MLRC, including successful outcomes for clients, updates on our policy work, details on our training programmes, new staff and volunteers and more.

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Mercy Law Resource Centre welcomes Daire McCormack-George

headshot for Dáire McCormack-George (July,Aug 2015)MLRC is delighted to welcome Dáire McCormack George, as intern with MLRC from mid-July to mid-August. Dáire is a Scholar of Trinity College, Dublin and the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Trinity College Law Review, Ireland’s oldest and leading student law journal. Dáire was also the joint winner of the Trinity FLAC Public Interest Law Moot with Conor Casey. He has a keen interest in administrative law, constitutional law and property law.  We are very grateful to to Dáire for his contribution to MLRC’s work in supporting, through our services, those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

 

 

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