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

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

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