Two national support organisations plea for no cutbacks in welfarepayments to one-parent families

Rights for Unmarried Families

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

Changes proposed by Minister Hanafin to the One Parent Family Payment

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.

June 2009

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

March 2009

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

Newsletter January 2009

Topics Include: Vital Statistics 2007. Hidden Fathers Supporting young single fathers at the margins   Working with Fathers. TPSP News.