We provide a free, confidential, specialist information service for unmarried parents, living together or apart, their extended families and those working with them.
Information is available on Legal, Social Welfare and Parenting issues.
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Applications are invited for the following full-time post: National Programme Manager Kinship Care We are seeking an experienced professional, who is passionate about working with kinship families, to join our team to continue the great work achieved in the past two years with Kinship Care. The successful candidate will have...Read More
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday 13th of December 2022 “In the best interests of your children, parents sharing access and custody should make sure their Christmas arrangements are agreed upon in advance.” Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir stated. With Christmas Day falling on a weekend this year, it’s especially important parents sharing...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Mums and Dads! Treoir Research Survey We are doing research to ensure the rights and interests of children who do not live with their fathers are protected and fully realised. In order to do so we need to better understand this issue. We want to explore the challenges that children and...Read More
The Information and Policy Officer is a key front-line position for Treoir. The officer works to deliver high-quality, specialist, relevant and tailored information for unmarried parents. This involves daily interaction with unmarried parents through Treoir’s telephone service, social media, and drop-in services. The Information and Policy Officer researches, develop,s...Read More
In August 2022, Treoir, in collaboration with LGBT Ireland and supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, launched our leaflet for Female Same-Sex Couples and Donor Assisted Human Reproduction! This booklet explains changes to the law in relation to female same-sex couples and children born through...Read More
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...Read More