Maternity and Infant

December 2015

TREOIR: Chief Executive Officer
Congratulations
Treoir makes a presentation to the Joint Committee on Health and Children on the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015
CSO Statistics: Quarter 2 2015
Underage exemption for marriage
Changes within the private rented sector
Family Mediation
Cúnamh Adoption Services
Changes introduced in Budget 2016

Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation

A Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes and a Representative Sample of County Homes has been established. The Commission would like to hear from anyone who was resident in or who worked in any of the Mother and Baby Homes or County Homes that are the subject of the investigation. The Commission would also … Read more Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation

General Scheme and Heads of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015

In July 2015 The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs published the General Scheme and Heads of The Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015. Provisions contained in the Bill will give adopted people a legal right to information about their birth parents. Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child … Read more General Scheme and Heads of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015

June 2015

TREOIR’s Information Pack for unmarried parents 2015
TREOIR’s Pre-Budget Submission 2016
TREOIR’S submission to the Courts Service
Constitutional rights for children
CSO Vital Statistics Yearly Summary 2014
Universal free GP service for under-6s
Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act, 2013
Department of Health announces sites for redevelopment of Coombe and Rotunda Hospitals
Better Start
The Prevention, Partnership and Family support programme
Second phase of Growing Up in Ireland Study launched by Dr. James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
First round of Health National Lottery Grants – 29.6.2015

Register of Lobbying Website Launched
Pro Bono Survey 2014

Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

The Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins on the 6th of April 2015.  We now await the commencement of this legislation. The Government is preparing to activate parts of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015.  The Act was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins in April … Read more Children and Family Relationships Act 2015

Children and Family Relationships Bill

There is something now in the Bill for non-cohabiting fathers! Amendments made to the Children and Family Relationships Bill will mean that a Birth Registrar will be empowered to witness a statutory declaration for joint guardianship, signed by the mother and father, appointing the father as a guardian. This can be done when the birth of the child … Read more Children and Family Relationships Bill