The Information Service
for unmarried parents
and their children

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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

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 …

Budget 2018 at Glance

Social welfare payments and allowances Christmas bonus payment of 85% to be paid to all social welfare recipients in 2017. From last week of March, €5 per week increase in all weekly social welfare payments, including disability allowance, carer’s allowance, Jobseekers’ Allowance and State pension. €20 increase in the earnings …