Shared Parenting at Christmas

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

Challenges for Shared-parenting during COVID-19

Challenges for shared parenting during COVID19 23/3/2020 In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis , Treoir the National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children  have 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 … Read more

Treoir calls for extension of guardianship rights for all fathers and resourced mediation services

5 March 2019 Treoir, the National Federation of Services for Unmarried Parents and their Children today called on the Minister for Justice and Equality to extend guardianship rights to all fathers and to ensure the National Mediation Service is properly resourced.  Speaking at a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on … Read more

Budget 2017: Protecting the Most Vulnerable?

Treoir believes that Budget 2017 fails to introduce specific measures to support lone parents to move off the one-parent family payment and to transition to sustainable employment and out of social welfare. In addition, Budget 2017 fails to review the operation of the Single Person Child Carer Tax Credit to make it automatically available to … Read more

Treoir welcomes the publication of the Adoption (Amendment) Bill 2016

In particular Treoir welcomes that the best interests of the child will be the paramount consideration in relation to any adoption matter, application or proceedings.  Among other proposed changes, we welcome the provision whereby a step-parent adoption may take place without the peculiar requirement for the biological parent to adopt his or her own child. … Read more

Good news for some unmarried dads

Treoir, the national specialist information service for unmarried parents, welcomes the commencement of significant sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 today,  Monday 18th January.  Unmarried fathers will for the first time in Ireland become automatic guardians of their child but only when they have lived with the mother of their child for … Read more

There is something now in the Bill for non-cohabiting fathers!

Birth Registrars will be empowered to witness a statutory declaration for joint guardianship, signed by the mother and father, appointing the father as a guardian. This can be done when the birth of the child is being registered (or re-registered) or within 14 days of the registration. Download Press Release

Nothing for non-cohabiting fathers in Children and Family Relationships Bill

Treoir, the National Specialist Information Service for Unmarried Parents, welcomes the passing by Cabinet of The Children and Family Relationships Bill 2015. This Bill will impact positively on many families and children in Ireland when enacted. “Treoir supports the enactment of this legislation but it is calling for some specific amendments to ensure that inequalities … Read more