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 with the child’s natural parent. … Read more
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 disregard for the One Parent … Read more
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 experience of the voluntary … Read more
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 families and how the … Read more
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 the organisation. Dr Ruth Barrington, … Read more
Click here to Listen to Pat Kenny interviewing Beatrice Cronin of Treoir about new rights for unmarried parents.