On Saturday 27th June 2020 a new Coalition Government was formed between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, and the Green Party. This is the first time a coalition Government has been formed with a rotating Taoiseach arrangement.
Courts have released a useful information video on changes to the court service The Courts Service has released a useful video on applying to the courts, who should attend court and what to expect at court while working safely protocols are in place. View the video here. Stay safe, hold firm.
The Irish Network Against Racism have today released an online resource package for understanding racism in Ireland in response to what has been called an unprecedented interest and level of queries about racism in Ireland The Understanding Racism package contains a downloadable booklet called Understanding Racism (attached here), which gives a comprehensive answer in an … Read more Understanding Racism in Ireland
Treoir released its Annual Report 2019 ahead of AGM 2020. Throughout 2019 Treoir have seen an increase in calls and queries to the specialist national information service for parents, guardians and those involved and working with parents. Queries around legal issues continues to be the most frequent information sought by callers, followed by queries around … Read more Treoir Annual Report 2019
Chief Justice and Court Presidents have issued announcements regarding the gradual opening of courts over the coming months. You can read full announcements here including access to statements by Justice and Presidents of each court. Family Law Cases In terms of family law, read summary below: Summary of announcement by President of District Court – … Read more Court Announcements – District courts to hear access/custody and maintenance cases
President of the District Courts, H. Judge Colin Daly, will tomorrow announce the resuming of Family Law cases concerning the breaching of access and child maintenance. Such cases will be heard as a matter of urgency. This comes as organisations have raised concerns about breaches of access and maintenance since the beginning of this coronavirus … Read more Breach of Access and Child Maintenance to be heard as urgent cases by District Courts
This week’s episode of How to Fall Apart, the Support Series, sponsored by Dunnes Stores is about single parents. Guests spoke about how to manage the issues facing single parents including loneliness, financial fears, and co-parenting challenges, and also how single parents might be in some ways uniquely equipped to deal with certain aspects of … Read more Treoir’s Sam Dunne speaks to Liadan Hynes about challenges parents face during Covid19
Guidelines for Access during COVID-19 Guidelines have been issued to assist parents and practitioners in relation to access, in light of the restrictions brought in to tackle Covid-19. These guidelines reflect the position of the Department of Justice and Equality, issued by Minister Charlie Flanagan yesterday, and endorse the practice direction of the President of … Read more Guidelines for Access during COVID-19 – Issued by Department of Justice
Challenges for Shared parenting During COVID-19 Sir,– In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, Treoir, the National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children, has received a greatly increased number of calls from unmarried parents about access and custody orders in the wake of social distancing recommendations by the HSE. In the last … Read more Letter to editor of the Irish Times
About this page Social Protection Information Family Law During Covid19 Domestic Violence Services Shared Parenting, Access and Custody Birth Registrations Supports for parents Housing Information Our information service remains fully operational Our information service remains open but as a response to COVID-19 recommendations to the public, we have suspended our drop-in service. For now and … Read more COVID19 Information and Updates for Parents and Services