Exclusive Protection of the Family Based on Marriage Must be Put to Referendum

Exclusive Protection of the Family Based on Marriage Must be Put to Referendum

IMMEDIATE RELEASE  31st May 2022  The exclusive protection of the family based on marriage must be removed through a constitutional referendum, Treoir’s AGM and launch of the annual report will hear today.   “This relegates families not based on marriage to a secondary status, deemed not deserving of Constitutional status nor the associated protections.” Professor Louise … Read more

Treoir Calls on Minister McEntee to Review Legal Aid system without delay

  Treoir Calls on Minister McEntee to Review Legal Aid system without delay 31 March 2022 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Treoir, a national organisation working with unmarried parents, is concerned about the announcement that the review of the legal aid system has been delayed. The review was initially scheduled for quarter 3 of 2021, but yesterday Minister for Justice … Read more

CEO of Treoir Urges Uncoupled Parents to Plan Their Christmas Parenting Arrangements

13th December 2021  With Christmas coming up, parents who are not living together should take the time now to plan their Christmas arrangements especially as Christmas Day falls on a Saturday this year.    Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir, said “For many children, this second year of covid has been extremely difficult. The Christmas holidays will be a much-needed break for children to relax and have fun with their families. While it is an exciting time for … Read more

Press Release: Treoir Calls on All Parties to Support Bill for Cohabiting Partners

Press Release: Treoir Calls on All Parties to Support Bill for Cohabiting Partners October 19  IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Cohabitating couples must be legislatively entitled to the same rights as their married counterparts, Ireland’s National Federation of Unmarried Parents, Treoir has said. Treoir is calling for cross-party support behind a newly launched Bill that would guarantee these rights and ensure that no one … Read more

Budget 2022 Fails to adequately Tackle Poverty

PRESS RELEASE: Budget 2022 Fails to adequately Tackle Poverty 15 October 2021 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Budget 2022 does not adequately address the increased cost of living facing unmarried parents, Treoir, the National Federation for Unmarried Parents and their Children, has stated. “While we welcome the increased investment in childcare, overall, the budget was not strategic enough … Read more

Budget Must Prioritise Unmarried Parents to Reduce Poverty

06 October 2021 IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Supporting lone parents in Budget 2022 is critical to reducing poverty according to Treoir, the National Federation for Unmarried Parents and their Children.  Speaking at the launch of its pre-budget submission Treoir CEO Damien Peelo said, “When it comes to housing, social welfare, life chances, access to the labour market and overall standard of living lone parents are consistently at the lower rung of almost all socio-economic indicators.”  “Inequalities have … Read more

Right to housing crucial to support family life

PRESS RELEASE: Right to housing crucial to support family life   15 September 2021  IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Enshrining the right to housing in the constitution is the most robust and effective way to address the housing needs of Ireland’s most vulnerable groups including lone parents, people with disabilities, the Travelling community and migrants, the national federation for unmarried parents and their children has said.   In … Read more

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

International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day is celebrated annually on 19th November. It is an opportunity for everyone to reflect on and celebrate the men in their lives and to consider the many positive contributions that men make to family, community, culture, and society.   This year, as we remain in lockdown, the Men’s Development Network is inviting everyone … 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