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Policy | Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance Increase Welcomed

One Family welcomes the 25% increase in the Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) for children announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday as outgoing Minister for Social Protection. One Family called for an increase in the Allowance as part of our joint NGO Submission on Child Poverty and in our 2017 Pre- Budget Submission. This […]

Policy | Submission on Actions to Achieve Child Poverty Reduction Target

One Family welcomes the launch of a document on child poverty that puts forward real solutions to Government to end child poverty in all its forms. Developed under the auspices of the National Advisory Council on Children and Young People by a subgroup of members including One Family, it offers recommendations that can help Government […]

Press Release | 7th Annual Family Day Festival Fills Smithfield Square with Free Fun Tomorrow

Press Release All Families to be Celebrated Tomorrow as 7th Annual Family Day Festival Fills Dublin’s Smithfield Square with Free Fun Magic, music, circus, games, arts and more from 1-5pm. Family Day Festival | Saturday 27 May 2017 | www.familyday.ie (Dublin, Friday 26th May 2017) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing […]

Press Release | Creative Fun at Smithfield Square on 27 May with our Free Family Day Fest

Press Release Creative Family Fun at Smithfield Square Annual Family Day Festival celebrates family diversity in Ireland today. Family Day Festival | Saturday 27 May 2017 | www.familyday.ie (Dublin, Monday 8th May 2017) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating – celebrates the wonderful diversity of families in Ireland […]

Press Release | Census 2016 Reflects the Real Diversity of Families in Today’s Modern Ireland

Press Release Census 2016 Shows Increase in One-Parent Family Households and in People who are Divorced Reflecting the Real Diversity of Families in Today’s Modern Ireland Government must step up with policies and services (Dublin, Thursday 6th April 2017) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating – responds to […]

In Memory | Sherie de Burgh

It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the death of our dear friend and colleague, Sherie de Burgh, who passed away peacefully after a long illness, on Wednesday 15 February.  Sherie joined One Family in 2004 as Director of Counselling Services, having developed the IFPA’s crisis pregnancy counselling service previously. Sherie was a […]

Policy | UN to Examine Irish Government on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

The Irish Government will be examined by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in Geneva tomorrow, 15 February 2017. Ireland’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women will be reviewed for the first time in 12 years. The Gender Equality […]

Press Release | One-Parent Families almost Four Times More Likely than Two-Parent Households to Live in Consistent Poverty – SILC

Press Release One-Parent Families almost Four Times More Likely than Two-Parent Households to Live in Consistent Poverty According to new Survey on Income and Living Conditions Government must do more to remove the barriers trapping thousands of lone parents and their children in poverty. (Dublin, Wednesday 2nd February 2017) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for […]

Press Release | Ireland’s First National Shared Parenting Survey Results Revealed

Press Release Ireland’s First National Shared Parenting Survey Results Revealed Over 1,000 separated parents document their positives and challenges (Dublin, Monday 30th January 2017) Today One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting, and separating – publishes the results of its Shared Parenting Survey and accompanying policy recommendations at a launch in […]