Important Information for Cohabiting Fathers

Important Information for Cohabiting Fathers

From the 18th January 2017, a non-marital father will automatically become a joint legal guardian of his child if he has cohabited with the child’s mother for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, including at least 3 months after the child’s birth. This groundbreaking provision of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 comes into … Read more

1976 – 2016: Celebrating Treoir’s 40th Anniversary

Treoir is looking forward to celebrating its 40th anniversary tomorrow 7th of December at the Mansion House on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. In 1976 Treoir was founded as the Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children. As Treoir celebrates its 40th anniversary, the vision and foresight of the early pioneers deserve recognition for … Read more

Newly updated Information Pack!

Information Pack for unmarried parents for unmarried parents has recently been updated with new legislation and with the most recent budget changes. This Pack contains information on legal issues relevant to all unmarried parents, i.e. living together or apart, both opposite and same sex. The legal issues include, information on: guardianship, access, maintenance, establishing paternity, … Read more

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 more

TREOIR’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017

Supporting Financially Vulnerable Families SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS Reinstate the supports for one-parent families in order to address the current high rates of child poverty. At a minimum, social welfare payments and the associated secondary payments should not be cut or reduced. Extend FIS to lone parents in receipt of Jobseekers Transitional Payment subject to certain … Read more

September 2016

TREOIR’S Information Pack for unmarried parents has been updated with new legislation and more!
TREOIR’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017: Supporting Financially Vulnerable Families
The Teen Parents Support Programme (TPSP): Pre-Budget Submission 2017
The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016
The Department of Education and Skills, announces their Home Tuition Scheme 2016/2017
CSO: Vital Statistics and Yearly Summary 2015
Clann project launched – June 2016
Decline in the numbers travelling to terminate a pregnancy since 2001
Abortion Aftercare helpline launched
UN ruling on abortion laws
Preparing for Life
Irish Children’s Services
Courts Service Annual Report 2015
The Quality Time Project: Supervised Access
PATHWAY: Tenant Information Service

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

The bill has been signed into law – 29.07.2016 As a result of this legislation fathers will be entitled two weeks of paternity leave and two weeks of paternity benefit, for babies born on or after 1 September 2016. New fathers may start the combined package of paternity leave and paternity benefit at any time … Read more

Treoir welcomes a new CEO

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg Straton as the new CEO of Treoir. Greg joins us from the Asylum Services Initiative SPIRASI with a proven track record in advancing human rights and social justice. Greg brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the post and is very well equipped to … Read more

Retirement of Margaret Dromey, CEO of Treoir

Treoir hosted what was a bittersweet celebration last week when we said goodbye to the woman whose name has been synonymous with that of Treoir for so many years. To mark the occasion, friends, colleagues and her family joined Margaret for this celebration of her wonderful career.  Ruth Barrington, the Chairwoman of Treoir, in paying … Read more

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 more