Letter to editor of the Irish Times

COVID19 Information and Updates for Parents and Services

Due to COVID-19 we have closed our Drop-in Service but our information service will remain operational Our information service remains open but as a response to COVID-19 recommendations to the public, we have suspended our drop-in service until further notice. For now and until further notice if you have any queries, call our confidential helpline … Read more COVID19 Information and Updates for Parents and Services

TREOIR Announces new lunchtime opening times

Treoir Announces lunchtime opening of the National Information Service To support parents who may only have their lunch hour to make personal calls, Treoir is piloting lunch time opening hours until the end of April 2020. Our Information Service for unmarried parents will now be open from 10 am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Treoir … Read more TREOIR Announces new lunchtime opening times

Treoir’s submission to Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality for Family Law Reform

Treoir, the National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children welcomes the opportunity to address the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on reform of the family law system.  Treoir unites its members to work together to improve the lives of unmarried parents and their children. We advocate for changes to the … Read more Treoir’s submission to Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality for Family Law Reform

CEO Damien Peelo on Shared Parenting

CEO Damien Peelo on Shared Parenting TREOIR CEO Damien Peelo talks to Ivan Yates’ ‘the Hard Shoulder’ on 7th December regarding maintenance payments, lone parent poverty, shared parenting and a child centred approach to solving issues in parenting and alleviating poverty. Listen here: Damien Peelo on Ivan Yates – the Hard Shoulder – Part 1

Launch of Shared Parenting Report

3rd December 2018 On Monday 3rd December the Treoir report “An Examination of the Barriers to Shared Parenting Experienced by Unmarried Fathers”. was launched by Deputy Anne Rabbitte. The event was attended by many community organisations, TUSLA, Barnardos, One Family, HSE Sexual Health and Crisis Pregnancy Programme, and family centred organisation. Thanks to everyone who … Read more Launch of Shared Parenting Report

A New Era for Adoption Law in Ireland

The Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017  came into effect on 19 October 2017. It changes various parts of the Adoption Act 2010, which governs how all adoptions in Ireland are carried out. This innovative piece of legislation intends to better reflect the complex realities of modern family life. Beatrice Cronin, Information and Policy Officer at Treoir … Read more A New Era for Adoption Law in Ireland

Commencement of the Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

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 Commencement of the Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017