New roles available

One Family, Ireland’s national organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating are recruiting for a number of positions including Director of Counselling, Counsellors for the MyOptions unplanned pregnancy  phone line and Key Worker for the New Futures Employability Programme. For more details of these opportunities click here:

Farewell to Marguerite

Today we bid farewell to our Counselling Manager, Marguerite McCarthy, who is retiring after seventeen years with One Family. Marguerite, sometimes described as a quiet subversive; pioneered unplanned pregnancy and post-abortion counselling with her predecessor Sherie de Burgh, supporting thousands of women, men and children throughout her career. She leaves in place a dedicated, professional, […]

New Futures Employability Programme is now recruiting for a Key Worker

One Family’s award winning New Futures Employability Programme is now recruiting for a Key Worker. If you want to work in a great team, supporting, encouraging and mentoring people parenting alone in their journey back to education or work this could be the role for you. For more details and job description click here or call […]

Alliance of 32 national organisations calls for a public childcare model

A network of 32 national community and voluntary organisations working to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality has today launched ‘Principles for Delivering a Public Childcare Model’ and called for the delivery of a public childcare model in Ireland. The Six Principles for a Public Childcare Model are: 1. Child centred 2. State responsibility 3. […]

Civil Society organisations call for referendum on care, women and family in the Constitution

Ahead of the Oireachtas debate on the motion to establish a Joint Committee on Gender Equality today (9th November 2021), civil society organisations have welcomed the setting up of this Committee and called on it to implement the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality in full, prioritising a referendum to make the recommended […]

Press Release: Tsumani of separations/divorce on the way with little or no support available

In 2020 there was a 20% increase in demand for One Family’s services for lone parent and separating families including 17% increase in demand for Parenting during Separation courses   Press Release Ireland is facing a tsunami of separation and divorce following the pandemic and family law and support services are not prepared according to […]

NGO Alliance calls for urgent action in Budget 2022 to loosen poverty’s grip on one parent families

Press Release, Tuesday 5th October 2021 The National One Parent Family Alliance (NOPFA) has today called for Budget 2022 to prioritise one parent families. Launching the Alliance’s pre-budget priorities, Chair of the Alliance, Karen Kiernan of One Family said: “Years of reports, research and evidence has confirmed what we already know from frontline services – […]

Focus groups on One Family’s strategy

One Family is inviting people who are parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating to participate a focus group on the organisation’s strategy 2022-2025.  We are asking parent to share their thoughts about the services and policy areas we should be focused on for the next three years.  The focus group will take place online and […]

We’re Hiring!

One Family Ireland’s national organisation of people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating are recruiting for two part-time positions: an Office Manager (closing date 7th September) and a Monitoring and Evaluation Administrator (closing date 20th August). For further information and job descriptions please visit: