One Family Director gives talk on charity mergers, 2 March

Karen Kiernan, One Family’s Director, will be giving a talk about collaborations and mergers at a WINSENT (Wales Ireland Network for Social Entrepreneurship) Networking Event at 6.30pm on Wednesday 2 March at Boston College, 42 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. For Further information see

TV3’s Midweek seeks parents affected by budget

TV3’s Midweek is looking for people who parent alone, and who find themselves struggling since the budget cuts, to take part on their Weds 26 Jan show. Please call 087 6495710 if you are interested.

Child Contact Centre report gets extensive media coverage

Seminal research by One Family which calls for a network of child contact centres in Ireland was launched this week by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Barry Andrews, TD, and the media response – including the front page of The Irish Examiner,  three pieces in The Irish Times and other print coverage, along with a feature on RTE Radio 1’s Drivetime, interviews on TodayFM, Newstalk and FM104 – as well as many regional stations – proves just how important this research is. Candy Murphy, One Family Policy Manager and author of the report explains, ‘Child contact centres provide a safe, neutral and welcoming environment where regular contact between parents and children that do not live together can be supported and developed in a range of situations.’ For media coverage and information: Read more

TV3 talks to lone parent Rachel Sullivan and One Family Director Karen Kiernan about parenting alone

Ireland AM’s Aiden Cooney had an interesting chat with lone parent Rachel Sullivan and One Family Director Karen Kiernan about parenting alone and sharing parenting in Ireland…you can view it here

Tubridy Radio show talks to dads who parent alone

RTE Radio’s Tubridy Show heard from some fathers who parent alone about how they manage parenting – and the dating game – One Family client John McCann told his story. Listen here to join the debate….

Ryan Tubridy talks to lone parents about dating

On 27 January The Tubridy Show on RTE Radio One heard from some mothers who parent alone about the trials and tribulations of the dating game, One Family client Deborah told her story and got such a great reaction that they plan to do a show on dating for dads soon – to listen to the show click here…

Social Networking

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Askonefamily* poster campaign in Dublin Bus

One Family poster

One Family poster

We are delighted that our advertising campaign promoting askonefamily* helpline will continue with free placement of posters in Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and Iarnrod Eireann starting this month and the distribution of leaflets and helpline stands in all Peter Mark salons around the country. Watch out for the poster which you can see here, designed free of charge by McConnellsIntegrated.

Respect for Family Diversity Needed- Irish Examiner article

One Family Director, Karen Kiernan, appeared in the Money & Jobs section of The Irish Examiner on 10 August 2007. Karen spoke about One Family’s work and the need for Government and policy makers to recognise and support family diversity in Ireland.