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FLAC launches survey on unmet legal needs
Eilis Barry of FLAC Pic: Jason Clarke

13 Jun 2023 / ireland Print

FLAC launches survey on unmet legal needs

FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has launched a research survey aimed specifically at LGBTQI+ people who have experienced unmet legal need.

The survey aims to gain insight which will inform policy and legal changes.


"The LGBTQI+ community in Ireland has faced significant legal and societal barriers throughout history, and are working to shine a light on these challenges and work towards creating greater understanding and legal support where it is necessary," said chief executive Eilis Barry.

"We're asking LGBTQI+ people across Ireland to participate in this survey and share their experiences so that we can better understand their unique legal needs and work to create more equitable and just policies.

“The survey takes only around ten minutes to complete and can be accessed online securely and confidentially," she said.

FLAC legal and policy officer Stephanie Lord, who is carrying out the research project said the survey is the first such large-scale undertaking.

FLAC has received funding from the Department of Children, Equality, Disability and Integration to establish a tailored legal clinic providing and research project.

Tailored advice

This clinic provides tailored legal advice and information in areas such as family law, gender recognition, and access to healthcare.

This survey is a part of the research project and the closing date is 30 June.

The Law Society has also uploaded resources to celebrate Pride month.

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