“Social Housing Rights Explained” Booklet 2012

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With the support of the Citizens Information Board the housing group launched the booklet “Social Housing Rights Explained”. The booklet, a collaboration by the housing group, provides information to tenants, prospective tenants and supporting service providers on housing issues and information on where they can get further support. It also outlines the legal responsibilities of local authorities.

The housing group comprises Ballymun Community Law Centre, Barnardos, CAN – Community Action Network, Focus Ireland, the Irish Traveller Movement Law Centre, Mercy Law Resource Centre, Northside Community Law Centre and the Public Interest Law Alliance. The informal group meets on a monthly basis to share information and consider matters of housing law and policy relevant to their work. The group also collaborates on projects such as this booklet where appropriate.


Submission on Proposals in Scheme of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013


Submission to the Equality Authority in Relation to a Proposed Amendment of the Employment Equality Acts 1998/2011
Submission on the Social Welfare & Pensions Bill 2013

Domicillary Care Allowance Review
NCLMC Submission RE: Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011
Submission to the Review Group on Mobility Allowance and the Motorised Transport Grant
Submission to 4th Programme of Law Reform Commission 2013


Submission on Social Welfare Bill 2012
Submission re Proposed Amendment to the Residential Tenancies Act 2004
Submission on Personal Insolvency Bill 2012
Submission on Residential Tenancies (Amendment)(No.2) Bill 2012
Submission in response to the Blueprint to Deliver A World-Class Workplace Relations Service
Submission on the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012
Pre-Budget Submission - Social and Family Affairs (PDF 79KB)
Pre Budget Submission - Special Needs Cuts - Education (PDF 60KB)
Social Welfare Bill 2010 (PDF 114KB)
Legal Aspects of Family Relationships (PDF 121KB)
Personal Debt Management & Debt Enforcement (PDF 156KB)
Children & the Law – Medical Treatment (PDF 181KB)



NCLC News Issue 16 (PDF 5MB)
NCLC News Issue 13 (PDF 5MB)
NCLC News Issue 12 (PDF 436KB)
NCLC News Issue 11 (PDF 186KB)
NCLC News Issue 10 (PDF 307KB)
NCLC News Issue 9 (PDF 515KB)

Annual Reports

NCLC Annual Report 2012 (PDF 2.4MB)
NCLC Annual Report 2011
(PDF 3.9MB)
NCLC Annual Report 2010 (PDF 2.5MB)
NCLC Annual Report 2009 (PDF 1.3MB)
NCLC Annual Report 2008 (PDF 2MB)
NCLC Annual Report 2007 (PDF 2MB)
NCLC Annual Report Cover 2006 (PDF 96KB)
NCLC Annual Report 2006 (PDF 2.1MB)

Media Coverage

Legal Island e-letter 15-April-2008 (DOC 37KB)

Sunday Times April 13th 2008 (DOC 45KB)

Mc Cann versus Monaghan Credit Union
Irish Times October 19th 2009 (DOC 192KB)
Examiner - June 19th 2009 (DOC 192KB)
Irish Daily Mail - June 19th 2009 (DOC 1.16 MB)
Irish Independent - June 19th 2009 (DOC 284KB)
The Irish Times - June 19th 2009 (DOC 332KB)
The Daily Time- June 19th 2009 (DOC 328KB)
The Evening Herald - June 19th 2009 (DOC 192KB)
The Irish Sun - June 19th 2009 (DOC 156KB)

City Wide News 6th February 2008 (PDF 111KB)
Irish Independent 22nd October 2007 (PDF 473KB)
Northside People East – 10th January 2008 (DOC 826KB)

Irish Independent April 30th 2005 (DOC 324KB)
Funding 2007 (DOC 356KB)

Irish Times 22nd February 2005 (DOC 45KB)

Northside Community Law Centre Research

Legal rights groups criticise proposed social welfare law
The Social Welfare Appeals System: Accessible & Fair?


Couple facing eviction from council home get €40,000
Irish Times October 14th 2009 (DOC 28KB)
Evening Herald October 14th 2009 (DOC 26KB)
Rte News October 13th 2009 (PDF 24KB)

A report commissioned by Northside Community Law Centre (PDF 2MB)

Northside Community Law Centre, Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin 17, Ireland.
Tel. (01) 847 7804 | Fax. (01) 847 7563 | Email. info@nclc.ie

Northside Community Law Centre Limited is a company limited by guarantee, not having a share capital. It is registered in Dublin, Ireland (Company Reg. No. 69771 ). It is recognised by the Revenue Commissioners for charitable purposes (CHY No. CHY6359. ) Northside Community Law Centre is an independent law centre under the terms of the Solicitors Acts 1954-2002 (Independent Law Centres) Regulations 2006, SI 103/2006.