‘Let’s Work it Out’ Membership Forum

‘Let’s Work it Out’ Membership Forum

3rd March 2022, 10 am-11:15 am, over Zoom. Treoir will be kicking off its Membership Forums for 2022 with the first in the series, “An Introduction to the ‘Let’s Work it Out’ programme.  Treoir along with our partners Dublin Community Mediation has designed the Let’s Work it Out programme to give parents who are sharing parenting the skills to work … Read more

Treoir Welcomes Raheen Family Resource Centre as Newest Member!

Carmen Sanchez, Family Support Worker and Martin Neville, General Manager. Treoir is delighted to welcome Raheen Family Resource Centre as its newest member. Raheen FRC focuses on Family Support & Community Development and their catchment areas in Wexford include Raheen, Adamstown, Clonroche, Newbawn, Rathgarogue, Cushinstown. They offer a broad range of supports and services, such … Read more

Vacancies at Treoir

WE ARE HIRING: INFORMATION AND POLICY OFFICER Job Spec & Application Form: Treoir: Information and Policy Officer | activelink About Treoir Treoir, in partnership with its member agencies, promotes the rights and best interests of unmarried parents and their children through providing specialist information and advocating for their rights. Treoir’s vision is an Ireland where … Read more

CEO of Treoir Urges Uncoupled Parents to Plan Their Christmas Parenting Arrangements

13th December 2021  With Christmas coming up, parents who are not living together should take the time now to plan their Christmas arrangements especially as Christmas Day falls on a Saturday this year.    Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir, said “For many children, this second year of covid has been extremely difficult. The Christmas holidays will be a much-needed break for children to relax and have fun with their families. While it is an exciting time for … Read more

Press Release: Treoir Calls on All Parties to Support Bill for Cohabiting Partners

Press Release: Treoir Calls on All Parties to Support Bill for Cohabiting Partners October 19  IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Cohabitating couples must be legislatively entitled to the same rights as their married counterparts, Ireland’s National Federation of Unmarried Parents, Treoir has said. Treoir is calling for cross-party support behind a newly launched Bill that would guarantee these rights and ensure that no one … Read more

Budget 2022 Fails to adequately Tackle Poverty

PRESS RELEASE: Budget 2022 Fails to adequately Tackle Poverty 15 October 2021 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Budget 2022 does not adequately address the increased cost of living facing unmarried parents, Treoir, the National Federation for Unmarried Parents and their Children, has stated. “While we welcome the increased investment in childcare, overall, the budget was not strategic enough … Read more

Budget Must Prioritise Unmarried Parents to Reduce Poverty

06 October 2021 IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Supporting lone parents in Budget 2022 is critical to reducing poverty according to Treoir, the National Federation for Unmarried Parents and their Children.  Speaking at the launch of its pre-budget submission Treoir CEO Damien Peelo said, “When it comes to housing, social welfare, life chances, access to the labour market and overall standard of living lone parents are consistently at the lower rung of almost all socio-economic indicators.”  “Inequalities have … Read more

Right to housing crucial to support family life

PRESS RELEASE: Right to housing crucial to support family life   15 September 2021  IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Enshrining the right to housing in the constitution is the most robust and effective way to address the housing needs of Ireland’s most vulnerable groups including lone parents, people with disabilities, the Travelling community and migrants, the national federation for unmarried parents and their children has said.   In … Read more

HAP no longer assessed as means for Legal Aid

Changes to the eligibility criteria for civil legal aid The Department of Justice and the Legal aid Board have announced that the Housing Assistance Payment and other housing support measures – Rental Accommodation Scheme, Rent Supplement, Mortgage Interest Supplement and Rent Allowance – will now be excluded from the calculation of entitlement to legal aid. … Read more

National One Parent Family Alliance

The National One Parent Family Alliance has made a submission to the Department of Social Protection on the various inequalities around Paternity Leave and Maternity benefit for one parent families.   Read the submission below. NOPFA submission to JOC children_parents leave_final (1)