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 moreTreoir’s submission to Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality for Family Law Reform
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 moreA New Era for Adoption Law in Ireland
Treoir’s Information Pack for unmarried parents 2018 is now available. The pack contains up-to-date legal information on issues such as guardianship, access, custody and maintenance.
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 moreCommencement of the Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017
Social welfare payments and allowances Christmas bonus payment of 85% to be paid to all social welfare recipients in 2017. From last week of March, €5 per week increase in all weekly social welfare payments, including disability allowance, carer’s allowance, Jobseekers’ Allowance and State pension. €20 increase in the earnings disregard for the One Parent … Read moreBudget 2018 at Glance
The Council of Treoir is delighted to announce the appointment of Damien Peelo as the new Chief Executive of Treoir with effect from 1 July 2017. Dr Ruth Barrington, the Chairperson of Treoir, welcoming the appointment, said that “The Council is very pleased that a person with such commitment to social justice and experience of the voluntary … Read moreTreoir welcomes Damien Peelo as our new CEO
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 moreTreoir 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 moreDr. 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 moreImportant Information for Cohabiting Fathers