International Men’s Day

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

Budget 2018 at Glance

Social welfare payments and allowances Christmas bonus payment of 85% to be paid to all social welfare recipients in 2017. From last week of March, €5 per week increase in all weekly social welfare payments, including disability allowance, carer’s allowance, Jobseekers’ Allowance and State pension. €20 increase in the earnings disregard for the One Parent … Read more

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 more

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 more

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

The bill has been signed into law – 29.07.2016 As a result of this legislation fathers will be entitled two weeks of paternity leave and two weeks of paternity benefit, for babies born on or after 1 September 2016. New fathers may start the combined package of paternity leave and paternity benefit at any time … Read more

Treoir welcomes a new CEO

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg Straton as the new CEO of Treoir. Greg joins us from the Asylum Services Initiative SPIRASI with a proven track record in advancing human rights and social justice. Greg brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the post and is very well equipped 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

Nearly 60% of all births to unmarried parents are to parents living at the same address

Nearly 60% of all births to unmarried parents are to parents living at the same address, clearly showing that cohabitation is on the rise. Yet these families, though treated in the same way as married couples by theDepartment of Social and Family Affairs, are seriously disadvantaged within the tax system if one of them chooses … Read more