Tánaiste announces funding of €350,000 for Community Law Mediation


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Community-based organisation provides free legal information and advice to people experiencing disadvantage

The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. announced today (Thursday, 7 April 2016) that Community Law Mediation is to receive funding of €350,000 from the Department of Social Protection towards the development and promotion of information and welfare rights.

Community Law and Mediation, formerly Northside Community Law Centre, is a non-profit, independent, community-based organisation that works to empower individuals experiencing disadvantage by providing free legal information, free legal advice, education and mediation services.

The Tánaiste acknowledged the vital work of Community Law and Mediation, saying: “Community Law and Mediation plays an important role in reducing and removing barriers to the law and in helping people  access basic legal information and advice, regardless of their income and background. Its services are vital and that is why the Department is funding its work.”

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Last modified:07/04/2016