Budget 2017: Protecting the Most Vulnerable?

Budget 2017: Protecting the Most Vulnerable?

Treoir believes that Budget 2017 fails to introduce specific measures to support lone parents to move off the one-parent family payment and to transition to sustainable employment and out of social welfare. In addition, Budget 2017 fails to review the operation of the Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit to make it automatically available to … Read moreBudget 2017: Protecting the Most Vulnerable?

Treoir welcomes the publication of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

In particular Treoir welcomes that the best interests of the child will be the paramount consideration in relation to any adoption matter, application or proceedings.  Among other proposed changes, we welcome the provision whereby a step-parent adoption may take place without the peculiar requirement for the biological parent to adopt his or her own child. … Read moreTreoir welcomes the publication of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

Good news for some unmarried dads

Treoir, the national specialist information service for unmarried parents, welcomes the commencement of significant sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 today,  Monday 18th January.  Unmarried fathers will for the first time in Ireland become automatic guardians of their child but only when they have lived with the mother of their child for … Read moreGood news for some unmarried dads

Nothing for non-cohabiting fathers in Children and Family Relationships Bill

Treoir, the National Specialist Information Service for Unmarried Parents, welcomes the passing by Cabinet of The Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015. This Bill will impact positively on many families and children in Ireland when enacted. “Treoir supports the enactment of this legislation but it is calling for some specific amendments to ensure that inequalities … Read moreNothing for non-cohabiting fathers in Children and Family Relationships Bill

Compulsory registration of father’s name on child’s birth cert is now law

Following on this new legislation, if a mother now attends without the father to register her child’s birth, the Registrar will ask her for contact details of the father. The Registrar will then make ‘all reasonable efforts’ to contact the father and invite him to attend the Registrar’s Office within 28 days in order to … Read moreCompulsory registration of father’s name on child’s birth cert is now law