Irish Times article 2nd April 2022 – Climate change messaging designed to reach those who feel impact most

This article highlights new resources for schools and community groups, created by Community Law & Mediation, illustrator Eoin Whelehan and DCU’s School of Law and Government in relation to Environmental Justice in Ireland.

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Climate change messaging designed to reach those who feel impact most- Irish Times 2nd April 2022

Irish Independent article 24th March 2022 – Low income communities not getting fair say in environmental and planning decisions

This article highlights new resources for schools and community groups, created by Community Law & Mediation, illustrator Eoin Whelehan and DCU’s School of Law and Government in relation to Environmental Justice in Ireland.

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Climate change messaging designed to reach those who feel impact most- Irish Times 2nd April 2022

Irish Times article 24th March 2022 – Ireland’s poorest communities are not sufficiently heard on climate

This article highlights new resources for schools and community groups, created by Community Law & Mediation, illustrator Eoin Whelehan and DCU’s School of Law and Government in relation to Environmental Justice in Ireland.

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Climate change messaging designed to reach those who feel impact most- Irish Times 2nd April 2022

Green News article 24th March 2022 – A closer look at landmark study in environmental justice in Ireland

This article highlights new resources for schools and community groups, created by Community Law & Mediation, illustrator Eoin Whelehan and DCU’s School of Law and Government in relation to Environmental Justice in Ireland.

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Climate change messaging designed to reach those who feel impact most- Irish Times 2nd April 2022

Former Chief Justice joins Board of Community Law & Mediation

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) today announced that Mr Frank Clarke, the former Chief Justice, has been appointed to its board of directors.

CLM (formerly Coolock Community Law Centre) is an independent community law centre and charity based in Dublin and Limerick. Established in 1975, it was the first of its kind in Ireland, and was modelled on the American neighbourhood law centre. Today, it assists more than 4,000 people each year through its community based free legal advice, advocacy, mediation and education services.

A barrister since 1973, Mr Clarke was appointed to the High Court in 2004, the Supreme Court in 2012, and served as Chief Justice from July 2017 to October 2021. Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate for reform of the justice system to remove barriers and improve access to justice.

Rose Wall CEO of Community Law & Mediation said:

We are delighted with the appointment of Frank Clarke to the Board of Community Law & Mediation. He has always shown great support and encouragement for organisations such as CLM, who are working to improve access to justice for marginalised groups and for the many people across Ireland who cannot afford legal representation, or who are simply unaware of how the law can help improve their situation. We are so grateful for Mr Clarke’s time, and for the wealth of knowledge and experience he will bring to our organisation.

ENDS

For further details on this press release, please contact Elizabeth Devine, Policy & Communications Manager – Email: EDevine@communitylawandmediation.ie or phone: 087 697 5677

 

Note to Editors

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is a community law centre and charity, established in Coolock in 1975. It assists more than 4,000 people each year in communities experiencing disadvantage, through free legal advice, advocacy, mediation and community education services.

It operates two community law centres, CLM Northside (Dublin) and CLM Limerick, and partners with other organisations – including EPIC, the Irish Cancer Society and Family Carers Ireland – to provide outreach advice clinics around Ireland.

In February 2021, it opened the Centre for Environmental Justice, which provides free legal advice and training services in the area of environmental justice.

Environmental Justice in Ireland: New research and resources by DCU and Community Law & Mediation

Environmental Justice in Ireland: Key dimensions of environmental and climate injustice experienced by vulnerable and marginalised communities 

This report, completed by the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University in conjunction with Community Law & Mediation, sets out key recommendations to improve the monitoring of environmental pollution and its correlation with measures of deprivation and vulnerability, as well as to strengthen the pursuit of environmental justice in Ireland.

Watch the launch event back here

Read the report here

Alongside the report, new environmental justice resources for schools and community organisations have been developed by Community Law & Mediation (CLM) and its Centre for Environmental Justice using illustrations by artist Eoin Whelehan.

For further information on the #voicesofenvironmentaljustice project, contact us on 01 847 7804 or info@communitylawandmediation.ie

Social Welfare Appeals (an overview)

On this one-day training course we will bring you through the following;

  • Sources of Social Welfare Law
  • Entitlements & the Habitual Residence Condition
  • Overpayments
  • Social Welfare Appeals
  • Judicial Review in Social Welfare Appeal

CLM has specialised in social welfare law over the years, and we recognise the fundamental importance of this area of law in addressing underlying issues of injustice and exclusion. We have taken some important social welfare cases and have worked in reforming law and policy in the area, including an annual roundtable on various themes within social welfare law, e.g. children & social welfare, mental health & social welfare.

Currently, the civil legal aid scheme does not cover appeals taken to the Social Welfare Appeals Office, creating a serious barrier to people accessing justice in social welfare law. 

This training will provide an overview of the law in the area of social welfare appeals and will provide information and practical tips on providing advocacy and representation to individuals who are experiencing difficulties in claiming entitlements.

Fee

The cost of this course is €165.00 per person (10% discount for CLM Members).

Location

By Zoom.

Date and  Times

This course is a one day course split over 2 half days – Tuesday 8 March Wednesday 9 March from 10am to 1pm.

For an application form click here. Please send your form or for more information email  education@communitylawandmediation.ie 

Community Law & Mediation is recruiting a Housing Solicitor

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to practice public interest and human rights law in one of the leading independent law centres in Ireland.

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is a community based, independent law centre providing services nationwide and operating in two locations: Dublin and Limerick. It was founded in 1975 and assists more than 4,000 people annually through its services, which include free legal advice and representation; information and education; and mediation and conflict coaching. CLM also campaigns for law reform, and for the safeguarding of rights already enshrined in law.

Our legal team has represented clients for over 45 years in some of the ground-breaking human rights cases in Ireland.

This position is permanent and full time, subject to a probation period.

For full details of the role and how to apply, please click here.

To download the application form, please click here.

Please send completed application (cover letter, CV and application form), as one attachment, to josullivan@communitylawandmediation.ie. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Monday 17th January 2022.

Women Mean Business 7 December 2021 – The realities of challenging discrimination in the workplace

In this opinion article, our CEO Rose Wall outlines why the upcoming review of the Equality Acts must also tackle the obstacles that prevent people from enforcing their rights under the Acts.

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The realities of challenging discrimination in the workplace – Women Mean Business 7 December 2021