Mercy Law Resource Centre

provides free legal advice and representation, in an accessible way, to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in the areas of Social Housing and Social Welfare Law.

 

Our Services

We provide the following free services:
1. Legal Advice Clinics in Homeless Hostels;
2. Legal Representation;
3. Legal & Training Resource to Homeless Organisations;
4. Policy Work;
5. Befriending.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Housing Law and Related Social Welfare Law

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Training in Housing Law and Related Social Welfare Law

We provide training for staff and volunteers of organisations working in the field of Homelessness.

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Who We Work With

"The Solicitors' advice to both customers and staff is always practical and pragmatic and of tremendous assistance to our service. Having access to appropriate legal advice can significantly reduce stress for our customers."

"Through working in partnership with Mercy Law Resource Centre we are able to identify and challenge breaches in the law. In situations where legal representation is required, we are fortunate enough to be able to make referrals to Mercy Law."

"MLRC offers invaluable knowledge and assistance to people who access our services and are extremely professional and dedicated. They provide an expertise that compliments the services we provide and offer invaluable support and advice."

"We have worked with the Mercy Law Centre for a number of years now and their assistance, advice, and advocacy has been invaluable in ensuring positive outcomes in many of these cases. In addition, all of our staff here have benefited from the expert knowledge and training sessions conducted by the Mercy Law Centre."

 

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Latest News

We recently assisted a client to access the housing list after 18 months of being homeless. Our client had been on the Freephone number for 18 months.  The “Freephone” is a service operated by the Dublin Region Homeless Executive for people who are homeless. Through this service, the person may be booked into a hostel bed for the night.  Our client had only ever secured a bed about one in every ten days due to the shortage of hostel beds. Because he was not on the housing list he had not been able to get an ongoing booking through the Council for a bed for the night.

 

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© 2016 Mercy Law Resource Centre
  • 25 Cork St, Dublin 8, Ireland. 
  • Phone: +353 1 4537459
  • Fax: +353 1 4537455
  • Email: info@mercylaw.ie