Treoir Welcomes the Report from Child Maintenance Review Group and Look Forward to Examining Further

Treoir Welcomes the Report from Child Maintenance Review Group and Look Forward to Examining Further

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday 16 November 2022 Treoir welcomes the publication today of the Department of Justice’s report from the Child Maintenance Review Group chaired by Justice Catherine Murphy.  The report outlines the extensive work done by Justice Murphy and the review group. “This important publication will require careful consideration but Treoir is pleased to … Read more

Treoir Calls on All Parties to Support the Surviving Cohabitant’s Pension Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wednesday 26th of October 2022  “The government must support the Social Welfare (Surviving Cohabitant’s Pension) Bill to end the discrimination against cohabiting couples and their children.” Damien Peelo stated, CEO of Treoir, The National Information Service for Unmarried Parents.   “As Johnny O’Meara’s case in the High Court was recently rejected, it is … Read more

Judge Upheld Department of Social Protections Right To Discriminate Against Parents Who Are Not Married To Each Other

Judge Upheld Department of Social Protections Right To Discriminate Against Parents Who Are Not Married To Each Other PRESS RELEASE Friday 7th of October 2022 John O’Meara, widower and father of three young children, has lost his case against the State following ruling today in favour of the interpretation of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act, … Read more

Budget 2023 Must Emphasise Housing, Food & Energy Security for Lone Parents

Budget 2023 Must Emphasise Housing, Food & Energy Security for Lone Parents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Monday 19th of September 2022 “The government risks dramatically increasing child poverty if they do not prioritise the housing and cost of living crises in Budget 2023,” Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir has stated.   Even before the pandemic and Ukrainian … Read more

We’re Hiring! Information and Policy Officer Role!

  The Information and Policy Officer is a key front-line position for Treoir. The officer works to deliver high-quality, specialist, relevant and tailored information for unmarried parents. This involves daily interaction with unmarried parents through Treoir’s telephone service, social media, and drop-in services. The Information and Policy Officer researches, develop,s and contributes to core policies … Read more

Female Same-Sex Couples and Donor Assisted Human Reproduction – New Leaflet!

In August 2022, Treoir, in collaboration with LGBT Ireland and supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, launched our leaflet for Female Same-Sex Couples and Donor Assisted Human Reproduction! This booklet explains changes to the law in relation to female same-sex couples and children born through donor-assisted human reproduction. Parts 2 … Read more

Discrimination Based on Marital Status Disadvantages Children

Discrimination Based on Marital Status Disadvantages Children FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  4th July 2022 Treoir, the National Information Service for Unmarried Parents, welcomes Johnny O’Meara’s case in the High Court on July 5th and 6th. Johnny O’Meara has taken the case after he was denied the Widower’s pension and Bereavement grant from the Department of Social Protection … Read more

Exclusive Protection of the Family Based on Marriage Must be Put to Referendum

IMMEDIATE RELEASE  31st May 2022  The exclusive protection of the family based on marriage must be removed through a constitutional referendum, Treoir’s AGM and launch of the annual report will hear today.   “This relegates families not based on marriage to a secondary status, deemed not deserving of Constitutional status nor the associated protections.” Professor Louise … Read more

Treoir Calls on Minister McEntee to Review Legal Aid system without delay

  Treoir Calls on Minister McEntee to Review Legal Aid system without delay 31 March 2022 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Treoir, a national organisation working with unmarried parents, is concerned about the announcement that the review of the legal aid system has been delayed. The review was initially scheduled for quarter 3 of 2021, but yesterday Minister for Justice … Read more