Treoir’s submission to Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality for Family Law Reform

Treoir’s submission to Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality for Family Law Reform

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

A New Era for Adoption Law in Ireland

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

Commencement of the Adoption (Amendment) Act 2017

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

Treoir welcomes Damien Peelo as our new CEO

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

Treoir AGM 2017

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

Important Information for Cohabiting Fathers

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