Funding is always an issue for local community services. News from The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. yesterday (Thursday 7th April) that Community Law and Mediation is to receive funding of €350,000 from the Department of Social Protection is very much welcome. This funding will support Northside’s Community Law and Mediation Centre’s important local work in the development and promotion of information and welfare rights.
Community Law and Mediation, formerly Coolock Community Law Centre, is a non-profit, independent, community-based organisation that has served the Northside communities for over 40 years. It provides free legal advice clinics every week, mediation services, conflict coaching and information sessions on a wide variety of rights based issues including employment rights and housing rights. It recently partnered with Coolock Library and Near FM to provide a very enjoyable and informative series of free public lectures on the Women of 1916.
I regularly refer constituents to the Centre on a wide range of issues including family, employment, and debt difficulties. Community Law and Mediation provide a vital role removing financial and geographical barriers to accessing professional information, advice and support.
Community Law and Mediation is located in the Northside Civic Centre on Bunratty Rd., Coolock, Tel 01/ 848 2988