The Information Service
for unmarried parents
and their children

About Treoir

We provide a free, confidential, specialist information service for unmarried parents, living together or apart, their extended families and those working with them.

Information is available on Legal, Social Welfare and Parenting issues.

Latest News & Events

Vacancies at Treoir

Are you seeking an exciting challenge and an opportunity to make a difference.  Treoir is recruiting a Finance and Administration officer.   An application and accompanying letter focusing on how your skills and experience match the post should be emailed to  no later than 4pm on Friday the 5th October 2018. For …

A New Era for Adoption Law in Ireland

The Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017  came into effect on 19 October 2017. It changes various parts of the Adoption Act 2010, which governs how all adoptions in Ireland are carried out. This innovative piece of legislation intends to better reflect the complex realities of modern family life. Beatrice Cronin, Information …

Information Pack for Unmarried Parents 2018

Treoir's Information Pack for unmarried parents 2018 is now available. The pack contains up-to-date legal information on issues such as guardianship, access, custody and maintenance.

Commencement of the Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

Treoir welcomes the many positive changes introduced by the Adoption Act 2017, in particular, the provision allowing step-parent adoption without the peculiar requirement for the biological parent to adopt his or her own child. Until  now the only way for a step-parent to adopt a child was to apply jointly …