Two national lone parent organisations, OPEN and Treoir, make an unprecedented joint appeal to the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Ms. Mary Hanafin, T.D. at her Department’s annual Pre-Budget Forum in Dublin today … Download Press Release
Pre Budget Submission 2009
Information for young parents in education The Real Deal peer education progtamme Statistics.
Rights for Unmarried FamiliesTreoir extends its congratulations to the Law Reform Commission on addressing the rights of unmarried fathers, grandparents, step parents and indeed recognising that all children, irrespective of the marital status of their parents, have a right to a relationship with their fathers and extended families without any obstacles… Download Press Release
Not only are there many more unmarried parents (3.7% of all births in 1975 compared with 33% inn 2008), but more than half of them are cohabiting. Significantly, over 44% of first births are to unmarried parents. Funded by the Crisis Pregnancy Agency the new-look Pack is designed to engage young unmarried parents, 70% of whom are under 25.
Minister Mary Hanafin is correct in saying that the One Family Payment is not achieving its goal and all the evidence is that lone parents are more likely than other families to experience poverty, have no incentive to take up full time employment and indeed to form relationships. Even where good relationships exist penalties are incurred as a result of cohabiting.
Treoir Annual General Meeting A very successful Annual General Meeting of Treoir was held in our offices on Thursday 4th June. Leonie Lunny, former CEO of Citizens Information Board, was elected to the Chair of Treoir and the two new ordinary members elected are Thomas Quigley, Bessborough Centre, Cork (Accommodation and support services), and Siobhan … Read more
Members Meeting on the Adoption Bill Dolores Moran of the Department of Health gave a briefing on the Adoption Bill 2009 for members of Treoir in March. The Bill provides for the updating of the provisions of the Adoption Acts l952-l998 and for the repeal of those Acts. It also gives force of law to … Read more
Children can be hurt by family conflict. It is much better for children if parents can resolve their differences by agreement rather than going to court and this can be particularly challenging for parents who are not married to each other.
Topics Include: Vital Statistics 2007. Hidden Fathers Supporting young single fathers at the margins Working with Fathers. TPSP News.