Treoir Welcomes the Report from Child Maintenance Review Group and Look Forward to Examining Further

Treoir Welcomes the Report from Child Maintenance Review Group and Look Forward to Examining Further

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday 16 November 2022 Treoir welcomes the publication today of the Department of Justice’s report from the Child Maintenance Review Group chaired by Justice Catherine Murphy.  The report outlines the extensive work done by Justice Murphy and the review group. “This important publication will require careful consideration but Treoir is pleased to … Read more

Treoir Calls on All Parties to Support the Surviving Cohabitant’s Pension Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wednesday 26th of October 2022  “The government must support the Social Welfare (Surviving Cohabitant’s Pension) Bill to end the discrimination against cohabiting couples and their children.” Damien Peelo stated, CEO of Treoir, The National Information Service for Unmarried Parents.   “As Johnny O’Meara’s case in the High Court was recently rejected, it is … Read more

Judge Upheld Department of Social Protections Right To Discriminate Against Parents Who Are Not Married To Each Other

Judge Upheld Department of Social Protections Right To Discriminate Against Parents Who Are Not Married To Each Other PRESS RELEASE Friday 7th of October 2022 John O’Meara, widower and father of three young children, has lost his case against the State following ruling today in favour of the interpretation of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act, … Read more

Budget 2023 Must Emphasise Housing, Food & Energy Security for Lone Parents

Budget 2023 Must Emphasise Housing, Food & Energy Security for Lone Parents FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Monday 19th of September 2022 “The government risks dramatically increasing child poverty if they do not prioritise the housing and cost of living crises in Budget 2023,” Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir has stated.   Even before the pandemic and Ukrainian … Read more

Discrimination Based on Marital Status Disadvantages Children

Discrimination Based on Marital Status Disadvantages Children FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  4th July 2022 Treoir, the National Information Service for Unmarried Parents, welcomes Johnny O’Meara’s case in the High Court on July 5th and 6th. Johnny O’Meara has taken the case after he was denied the Widower’s pension and Bereavement grant from the Department of Social Protection … Read more

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