One Family seminal research highlights need for Child Contact Centres in Ireland

Ground breaking research by One Family, the leading service provider for people parenting alone and sharing parenting, launched 12 April 2010 at Dublin Castle by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Barry Andrews, TD, has called for a network of child contact centres throughout Ireland. The research entitled Supporting Child Contact: the Need for Child Contact Centres in Ireland was researched and written by Candy Murphy, Policy & Research Manager with One Family.

Candy Murphy explained, ‘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.’  Read more

One Family launches report on the need for Child Contact Centres in Ireland, Monday 12 April at 10 am

At The Coach House Dublin Castle. Minister for Children Barry Andrews, TD, will launch the report. This will be followed by a seminar chaired by The Hon. Mr Justice Henry Abbott.  See below for a copy of the summary and of the full report…

Summary – Supporting Child Contact: the Need for Child Contact Centres in Ireland

Full Report – Supporting Child Contact: the Need for Child Contact Centres in Ireland

Quiz Night @ The Odessa Club Tuesday 9 March, 7.45pm

Get a table of four together to compete for some wonderful prizes – or come along alone and we’ll fix you up with a team. It’s only €15 a head, they serve great food and drink there and funds raised go towards our askonefamily* helpline. To book your place, call us 01 6629212 or email aokeeffe@onefamily.ie. Odessa Club is at 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2

Thanks to everyone who supported our Labels of Love clothes sale

Labels of LoveOur designer clothes sale was a great success – thanks to everyone who supported us including  Boston College, Curves, Louise Kennedy, John Rocha – and all you recessionista fashionistas.

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…

Celebrate 2009 UN International Day of the Family on 15 May!

A day for everyone! One Family would like to encourage each family to celebrate their lives as a family on this Friday (15 May) – the UN International Day of the Family. One Family is Ireland ’s leading support organisation for people parenting alone and sharing parenting. This is the sixth year One Family has held special events to mark the UN International Day of the Family. Read more