Do you have any legal queries? For example, can the bank raise the interest on my mortgage? Can my employer let me go without paying redundancy? What rights do landlords and tenants have? How do I make my will?
Donegal native and solicitor Eithne Ní Dhochartaigh will run the first Seirbhís Saor-Chomhairle Dlí, a free legal advice service for Irish speakers in association with FLAC, in An Chrannóg, Doirí Beag, Co. Donegal this Saturday, 12 November 2011, from 2.00 - 4.00pm. This service is open to everyone and will be available monthly from now on, on the second Saturday of every month.
Eithne Ní Dhochartaigh, barrister-at-law and secretary of Craobh na gCeithre Cúirteanna, the legal branch of Conradh na Gaeilge, says: "I'm delighted that Conradh na Gaeilge is expanding its national free legal advice service for Irish speakers, in association with FLAC, to the Ulster Gaeltacht with this new monthly centre in An Chrannóg starting this Saturday.
"We're committed to giving everyone access to justice, through Irish and at no charge, whether you're struggling with family issues, credit and debit problems, employment rights, or if you're simply looking for information on a legal issue."
Éamonn Mac Niallais
Spokesperson, Guth na Gaeltachta
+353 (0)87 6387468
Eithne Ní Dhochartaigh
Secretary, Craobh na gCeithre Cúirteanna
+353 (0)86 8380380 / +353 (0)1 8178302
Conradh na Gaeilge is the democratic forum for the Irish-speaking community working to promote the language. There are over 200 branches of Conradh na Gaeilge and since its foundation in 1893, members of the Conradh have been actively promoting Irish in every aspect of life in Ireland and especially its use in their own areas. Conraitheoirí are at the forefront of campaigns to secure and strengthen the rights of the Irish language community. It is also possible to register as an individual member of the Conradh. Conradh na Gaeilge runs Irish courses in Dublin, Galway, Mayo, Tipperary and other places throughout the country as well. www.cnag.ie/courses
Aontas Phobal na Gaeilge (APG) is an alliance of Irish-language organisations working to promote Irish across Ireland and the world through more strategic language-planning. Aontas Phobal na Gaeilge consists of Comhaltas Uladh, Comhluadar, Conradh na Gaeilge, Glór na nGael and Seachtain na Gaeilge, organisations dealing with different aspects of the promotion of Irish in the community that came together to form a working alliance that would ensure a better provision of services and more value for money.
Guth na Gaeltachta is a non-political, cross-party campaign concerned with the Irish language and the Gaeltacht. This community campaign was founded in the Gaeltacht to inform the public on the effect the proposed cuts for the Irish language and the Gaeltacht would have and to oppose such cuts. This campaign will focus wholly and completely on Irish language and Gaeltacht issues only. www.guthnag.ie
Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) is an independent human rights organisation that is committed to increasing access to justice for all. To this end FLAC campaigns on a range of legal issues, with particular focus on social welfare law, credit and debit law, civil legal aid and public interest law/human rights. Professional lawyers work with FLAC in different centres across the country to provide some basic, free legal services to members of the public that would not be able to avail of legal advice any other way. Lo-call: 1890 350 250 / +353 (0)1 8745690 / www.flac.ie