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  • High Court asserts rights of people against losing their homes

    CAN welcomes ALPP – Grant Own Motion release, a decision of the Irish High Court, which confirms that EU law can be used to protect people at risk of losing their homes. To understand the meaning of the recent ruling read Abusive Lending Practices Project explainer http://abusivelending.org/sites/default/files/Grant_Explainer.pdf For further information please see the abusivelending.org ‘Guide for People…

  • Life in Mortgage Distress Report

    A new, first report on the experiences of people coping with mortgage distress, launched today, reveals a picture of shame, silence, stress, lack of legal representation, rejection in court and a failure by state support systems like MABS and Abhaile to support them adequately. House Hold is a preliminary look at the experiences of people in…

  • Galway Traveller Movement – Leadership Programme

    Power in Participation – Leadership Development with Galway Traveller MovementThis leadership programme has got off to a great start with twenty five men and women from all over Galway taking part. Starting in September the programme takes place in Ballinfoyle Community Centre and in NUI Galway. It will run until June 2019 and comprises seven modules…

  • Restorative Practice Programme

    CAN is currently leading a Restorative Practice Programme in Dublin 8 and 12. The aim is to bed down Restorative Practices across these neighbourhoods.The first 3 courses Getting Started with Restorative Practice delivered by CDI Tallaght are now completed. 53 participants from schools, community centres, youth and drugs projects, homelessness services as well as Gardaí, Dublin City…

  • Update on the Collective Complaint to the Council of Europe

    The CAN team have been meeting with local authority tenant communities around the country to hear about the current status of their housing standards since the October 2017 announcement from the Council of Europe that Ireland is in violation of Article 16 of The Revised European Social Charter. The Irish government is obliged to report…

  • Abusive Lending Practices Project

    Six information and support sessions have been held in Tullamore, Mullingar, Ardee, Portlaoise, Galway and Dublin. A further three are planned for the autumn. A questionnaire designed to illicit the lived experience of people in mortgage distress aims to gather data that can be used to collectivise the issues and help change the dominant narrative.…