Entries by Comms

Press Release | Budget 2019: Positive step in the right direction but much more needs to be done on child maintenance and access to education.

One Family, Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating welcome the additional QCI increase of €5.20 for children over 12 which acknowledges the higher costs faced by lone parents with older children, many of whom were disproportionately impacted by the One-Parent Family Payment reforms. The next steps require significant and prolonged investment […]

Press release | Budget 2019 is last opportunity for Government to deliver on 2020 child poverty commitments

One week out from Budget 2019 leading national charities call on Government to ensure child poverty target will be decisively acted on. (Dublin 2 Oct 2018) Today in Dublin a group of leading national charities has said that time is running out for the Government to deliver on its 2020 child poverty commitments. Barnardos, the Children’s […]

Press Release | New Appointment to the Board of the Courts Service

Press Release | New Appointment to the Board of the Courts Service. One Family CEO Karen Kiernan appointed to the Board. One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating –  announce the appointment of its CEO, Karen Kiernan, to the Board of the Courts Service by Minister of Justice and […]

Press Release | Ireland in European Collaboration to Engage Employers to Support Lone Parents in the Workplace

In Ireland, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Scotland, new programmes promote work-family balance to support parents to enter and stay in employment. One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating –has developed two professional learning programmes designed to support lone parents and employers to work together to forge better work-family […]

Policy | Assessment Change Could Reduce the Impact of Poverty on Lone Parents

One Family, Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating, has voiced its concern that child maintenance is to be assessed as parental income under the Affordable Childcare Scheme. According to the organisation, if child maintenance is assessed as child income rather than parental income it could significantly reduce the impact of poverty […]

Update | Office Closed This Week

***Updated Thursday 1 March *** The One Family office will now be closed until Monday 5th of March. We can be contacted during normal office hours at support@onefamily.ie ————————————————————————————————————————— Our office will be closed today, Wednesday 28 February, due to the adverse weather conditions and the status red weather warning. We are unable to go […]

Press Release | Another New Report Shows Lone Parents Experience Higher Levels of Deprivation and Child Poverty

One Family, Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating, welcomes the ERSI report Poverty Dynamics of Social Risk Groups in the EU in relation to the specific barriers faced by lone parents in both accessing work and their experience of higher levels of deprivation and child poverty. The paper draws on the […]

Policy | One Family Welcome Child Maintenance Proposal

One Family welcome the launch of Sinn Féin’s proposal paper on the establishment of a statutory Child Maintenance Service. This proposal is an important first step in clearly asserting that the payment of child maintenance is not a discretionary gift, but a legal requirement, and the responsibility of both parents. It is the State’s responsibility […]

News | One Family Win Top Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award

One Family is honoured to have been selected as one of five recipients of the Dublin Bus Community Spirits Awards 2017. One Family received the top award of €5,000 along with four other worthy winners:  Anam Cara Parental & Sibling Bereavement Support; Darndale Belcamp Integrated Childcare Service Ltd; HalfTime Talk CLG and National Family Support […]