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Press Release

Below are a number of press release documents available to download in PDF format

Dont Panic


Treoir urges parents who are receiving One Parent Family Payment not to panic following the publication of the Social Welfare (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010 published yesterday. Download Article as PDF


“Do I have a daddy?”

January 19th 2010

Press Statement. Children whose parents are not married do not have their rights in relation to their fathers protected in Irish law. In its response to the Law Reform Commission’s report on Legal Aspects of Family Relationships Treoir strongly argues that children should have a right to a relationship with both their parents irrespective of their parents’ marital status. Download this Article


At last, children may get an Article in Bunreacht na hÉireann specifically for them

16th February 2010

Treoir, the national federation of services for unmarried parents and their children expressed their delight at the proposed visibility of children in the Irish Constitution. In responding to the third report of the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children Treoir stated that they had long been lobbying for such a change. Download this Article



3rd March 2010

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 the Department of Social and Family Affairs, are seriously disadvantaged within the tax system if one of them chooses to be a stay-at-home parent. They are treated very differently than married parents. Treoir. Download this File as a PDF


Fathers still haven’t woken up!


Many fathers mistakenly believe that because their name is on their child’s
birth cert they have rights to their child. Download this as a PDF

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