Entries by Comms

Policy | The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Report

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published a new report last week entitled Poverty, Gender and Intersecting Inequalities in the EU Review of the implementation of Area A: Women and Poverty of the Beijing Platform for Action. This report is part of EIGE’s mandate to monitor EU progress towards gender equality, specifically in relation to the […]

Press Release | More Cherishing Needed for One-Parent Families

Press Release More Cherishing Needed for One-Parent Families The ESRI publishes analysis of inequalities among children in modern Ireland. (Dublin, Tuesday 11 October 2016) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating – responds to the study released today by the ESRI entitled ‘Cherishing all the Children Equally?’ which confirms […]

News | One Family Summary of Budget 2017

One Family has summarised Budget 2017 changes which may be relevant to people parenting alone or sharing parenting, as announced on Tuesday 11th October 2016. Social Welfare Payments Basic Rate of Payment Including One Parent Family Payment, Jobseeker’s Allowance Transition, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and others. This includes employment programmes such as CE, TÚS and […]

Press Release | Budget 2017 Must Make Work Pay for One-Parent Families

Press Release Budget 2017 Must Make Work Pay for One-Parent Families   Ending Child Poverty in Ireland can only be achieved by improving access to employment and making work pay.  (Dublin, Friday 8th July 2016) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating – calls on the Government to start the […]

Events | Family Day this Sunday | Mark your diaries!

Family Day 2016 takes place again this Sunday from 11am-5pm in Dublin’s Wolfe Tone Square (beside Jervis St centre). Family Day is a day of free, fun, family friendly entertainment and activities to mark International Day of the Family. Come along and celebrate your family. We have lots happening during the day including:   Laugh […]

Parenting | Children and Pocket Money

Common questions and common arguments can surround the issue of pocket money. At what age should we start giving children pocket money? And how much should we give? As children get older and wiser they compare these answers with their friends. Likewise, parents will discuss these questions with other parents. Here are ’10 tips’ regarding […]

Parenting | How to support a teen who lacks motivation for school

Parents know how important school really is, whether they have worked hard themselves or wished they had worked harder. Watching your teen have no motivation for school is extremely frustrating for parents. What is crucial for teens is that they maintain positive relationships with parents when they are struggling to find their path. Education is only one path […]

Parenting | Should Children Hit Back?

Many parents still believe that telling a child to hit back is the right choice on the playground. In an Ireland where we have recently criminalised the hitting of children by adults, do we really want to tell children that hitting each other is the way to deal with playground problems? Children need to learn […]

Press Release | Ireland’s Biggest Family Tree to be Created on Sunday 15th May

Press Release Ireland’s Biggest Family Tree to be Created on Sunday 15th May Annual Family Day Festival celebrates family diversity in Ireland today.  Family Day Festival | Sunday 15 May 2016 | www.familyday.ie  (Dublin, Monday 18th April 2016) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating – celebrates the wonderful […]

Parenting | What to do when your child won’t listen

Many parents say that their child will just not listen to them but the first question to be explored is how well do you listen to your child? As parents we are role models for our children so exploring your style of listening is key to supporting your child going forward. Here are some tips […]