Supporting One Parent Families During and After COVID-19

Supporting One Parent Families During and After COVID-19

Many lone parents have faced increased difficulties since the onset of COVID19 restrictions. Loss of employment, loss of educational opportunities, increased housing difficulties, food poverty, and loss of childcare places. In supporting lone parents, Treoir has participated, along with many other organisations working with lone parent families, in the joint submission to the Special Committee … Read more

Understanding Racism in Ireland

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

Treoir Annual Report 2019

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

Court Announcements – District courts to hear access/custody and maintenance cases 

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

Breach of Access and Child Maintenance to be heard as urgent cases by District Courts

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

Treoir’s Sam Dunne speaks to Liadan Hynes about challenges parents face during Covid19

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

Guidelines for Access during COVID-19 – Issued by Department of Justice

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

Letter to editor of the Irish Times

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