The Constitutional Status of the Unmarried Family and its Constituent Members As part of Treoir’s role to create awareness of the issues affecting unmarried families we were delighted to have Prof. Gerry Whtye from Trinity College give the keynote address at our 2017 AGM. Prof. Whyte spoke about the legal situation for unmarried families and how the … Read more Treoir AGM 2017
All associated with Treoir were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr Dermot Walsh. Dermot was one of the founder members of Treoir in 1976, and the organisation’s first chairperson. In recognition of his contribution to Treoir, Dermot was made a lifetime honorary member and honorary President of the organisation. Dr Ruth Barrington, … Read more Dr. Dermot Walsh
Click here to Listen to Pat Kenny interviewing Beatrice Cronin of Treoir about new rights for unmarried parents.
From the 18th January 2017, a non-marital father will automatically become a joint legal guardian of his child if he has cohabited with the child’s mother for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, including at least 3 months after the child’s birth. This groundbreaking provision of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 comes into … Read more Important Information for Cohabiting Fathers
Treoir is looking forward to celebrating its 40th anniversary tomorrow 7th of December at the Mansion House on Dawson Street, Dublin 2. In 1976 Treoir was founded as the Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children. As Treoir celebrates its 40th anniversary, the vision and foresight of the early pioneers deserve recognition for … Read more 1976 – 2016: Celebrating Treoir’s 40th Anniversary
Information Pack for unmarried parents for unmarried parents has recently been updated with new legislation and with the most recent budget changes. This Pack contains information on legal issues relevant to all unmarried parents, i.e. living together or apart, both opposite and same sex. The legal issues include, information on: guardianship, access, maintenance, establishing paternity, … Read more Newly updated Information Pack!
Supporting Financially Vulnerable Families SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS Reinstate the supports for one-parent families in order to address the current high rates of child poverty. At a minimum, social welfare payments and the associated secondary payments should not be cut or reduced. Extend FIS to lone parents in receipt of Jobseekers Transitional Payment subject to certain … Read more TREOIR’s Pre-Budget Submission 2017
The bill has been signed into law – 29.07.2016 As a result of this legislation fathers will be entitled two weeks of paternity leave and two weeks of paternity benefit, for babies born on or after 1 September 2016. New fathers may start the combined package of paternity leave and paternity benefit at any time … Read more Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg Straton as the new CEO of Treoir. Greg joins us from the Asylum Services Initiative SPIRASI with a proven track record in advancing human rights and social justice. Greg brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the post and is very well equipped to … Read more Treoir welcomes a new CEO
Treoir hosted what was a bittersweet celebration last week when we said goodbye to the woman whose name has been synonymous with that of Treoir for so many years. To mark the occasion, friends, colleagues and her family joined Margaret for this celebration of her wonderful career. Ruth Barrington, the Chairwoman of Treoir, in paying … Read more Retirement of Margaret Dromey, CEO of Treoir