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

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 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)    

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Supporting Children Campaign

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth will shortly be re-launching the Supporting Children campaign in light of intensified Covid-19 restrictions.  Supporting Children is a campaign developed by DCEDIY to support vulnerable children, young people and their families in challenging times. It was first launched on 19 June 2020, highlighting the range of … Read more

Shared Parenting at Christmas

Shared Parenting at Christmas 16/12/2020 With Christmas fast approaching, for parents who are not living together, agreeing access arrangements over the holiday can be a source of conflict and tension.   Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir the National Federation for Unmarried Parents and their Children,  suggests parents consider how they plan to share parenting well … Read more

Children’s Day 2020

NOVEMBER 20th – Children’s Day 2020   November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. … Read more