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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

We Have Moved

Treoir offices has moved to 28 North Great Georges Street Dublin 1 We are settling into our new premises, but it's business as usual so give us a call with your queries! Thank you for your patience

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 …

Treoir welcomes Damien Peelo as our new CEO

The Council of Treoir is delighted to announce the appointment of Damien Peelo as the new Chief Executive of Treoir with effect from 1 July 2017. Dr Ruth Barrington, the Chairperson of Treoir, welcoming the appointment, said that “The Council is very pleased that a person with such commitment to social justice and …

Treoir AGM 2017

The Constitutional Status of the Unmarried Family and its Constituent Members As part of  Treoir’s role to create awareness of the issues affecting unmarried families we were delighted to have Prof. Gerry Whtye from Trinity College give the keynote address at our 2017 AGM. Prof. Whyte spoke about the legal situation for unmarried …

Dr. Dermot Walsh

All associated with Treoir were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr Dermot Walsh. Dermot was one of the founder members of Treoir in 1976, and the organisation's first chairperson. In recognition of his contribution to Treoir, Dermot was made a lifetime honorary member and honorary President of …

Pat Kenny interviews Treoir

Click here to Listen to Pat Kenny interviewing Beatrice Cronin of Treoir about new rights for unmarried parents.