RTE look for participants for bullying TV series.

Firebrand Productions and Clinical Psychologist, David Coleman is currently developing a three part series examining bullying in Ireland. The producers are looking for parents and teenagers who have been affected by bullying to take part in the series. David hopes to spread the message throughout Ireland amongst parents and their children, that they can stand […]

One Family Experts Train Bulgarians on Positive Parenting

Media Release 7 July 2011 Irish experts on parenting for one-parent families bring those skills to Bulgarian families at risk, free of charge One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent families, will train 20 Bulgarian NGO’s in Positive Parenting in Sofia from 11-13 July.  The training will prepare trainers to better support Bulgarian families in […]

New Developments in One Family Welfare2Work Programmes

One Family is committed to supporting lone parents wishing to return to work and/or education and we are excited about all the new opportunities and courses we have no offer. We are now recruiting for: The New Futures Programme (FETAC Level 4 Career Planning) The New Futures Programme (FETAC Level 5 Personal and Professional Development) […]

Lone parent looking for change? Try ‘New Futures’

Are you a lone parent looking for change, support and inspiration in your life? If so, our ‘New Futures’ could be just what you need. It’s a six month training and support programme, certified by FETAC, that will help you become more confident and find out about returning to work or education. Call or email […]

Summer Camp 2011

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this summer? One Family is holding a Summer Camp for children aged 3-5, five days a week, at a cost of €50. The dates are either 25 to 29 July or 8 to 12 August. Places are limited so please call Ailbhe on 01 6629212 or […]

Breffny Morgan, TV’s Apprentice Star, launches One Family Annual Report

At the launch of One Family’s Strategy 2010-2012 and Annual Report 2010 at Dublin Castle, Breffny Morgan, Star of TV3’s Apprentice, spoke about his own positive experiences being brought up in a one-parent family,  ‘I consider myself the proud product of a single-parent family. My hope is that others raised in similar circumstances can relate […]

10% increase in demand for Welfare to Work services for lone parents announced in One Family Annual Report

Media Release 30 June 2011 Following a HSE report earlier this week which found that over a third of women describe their pregnancy as a crisis pregnancy, One Family, the national organisation for one-parent families, announces a 10% increase in demand for its Welfare to Work services. The announcement is made in its 2010 Annual […]

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance 2011

The administrative arrangements for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance in 2011 are different from the arrangements in previous years. This year most of the process will be automated. This means that you may not need to fill out an application form for the payment. If you qualify you will get a letter […]

Minister for Children & Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald TD launches One Family’s Links event

Minister Frances Fitzgerald TD today launched a brand new networking event for people who work in the areas of family and parenting supports for one-parent families.   The Links event, organised by One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent families, was the first of its kind and provided the opportunity for people who work with […]

Networking event for people working with one-parenting families, 9 June, Dublin Castle – all welcome

Do you want to participate in a free networking day for people who work in the areas of family and parenting supports for one-parent families? Do you want to hear some great key-note speakers such as parenting expert John Sharry and Gordon Jeyes, HSE’s National Director of Children and Family Services? Then the One Family […]

Family Day a huge success – thanks to everyone who took part

Today is UN International Day of the Family, an annual celebration of the diversity of families and family life across the    world. To mark the day One Family and EBS Building Society came together to celebrate Irish families and family diversity by hosting The Family Day picnic in Iveagh Gardens, a free event with entertainment […]

Family Day enjoyed by hundreds of families at Iveagh Gardens

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE FAMILY CELEBRATED WITH FAMILY DAY PICNIC & FREE ENTERTAINMENT IN IVEAGH GARDENS PICNIC HELD BY ONE FAMILY AND EBS BUILDING SOCIETY TO CELEBRATE FAMILIES IN IRELAND Sunday 15th May, 2011 – Today is UN International Day of the Family, an annual celebration of the diversity of families and family life across […]

Family Day is getting loads of media – are you ready to join us on Sunday?

Thanks to Bonnie Brady and Brian O’Connell for bigging up Family Day and the need for an acceptance of Family Diversity on TV3. http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=themorningshow 24 Mins in 11 May And here’s a good piece from One Family Director Karen Kiernan on why Family Day is so important pg18/19 Metro Herald http://e-edition.metroherald.ie/2011/05/11/. Hopefully you will have […]

Family Day is getting loads of media…don’t forget to join us on Sunday

Thanks to Bonnie Brady and Brian O’Connell for talking about parenting alone and Family Day and the need for acceptance of family diversity on TV3’s This Morning, starts 24 mins in Weds 11 May. http://bit.ly/lj1MZJ And – here’s a good piece with One Family Director Karen Kiernan on Family Day in Metro Herald – page […]

Are you ready for Family Day 2011?

Hope you are all set for Family Day, Sunday 15 May? There’s a good piece in today’s Herald about it and about family diversity and the need to embrace all types of families. Dont forget to join us from 1pm to 5pm in the Iveagh Gardens, Dublin 2 for a Family Picnic or why not […]

Visit from US Cultural Ambassador to Cherish House – May 5th

Thanks to everyone who came along to hear Dr Brenda Flanagan’s inspiring talk at One Family. Brenda is one of the US’s premier women writers, and a cultural ambassador, she talked about Accomplishing your Goals as a Single Parent. Everyone was touched, moved and inspired by her story – how she achieved her own success, […]

One Family responds to OECD report on children in poverty and stresses importance of Family Day 15 May

Media Release 28 April 2001: One Family responds to OECD report on children in poverty and stresses importance of Family Day 15 May The latest OECD report tells us about the wide range of family changes that are taking place across Europe and highlights that poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all […]

US Cultural Ambassador gives talk at One Family, 6 May

  In association with the United States Embassy Dublin, One Family welcomes US Cultural Ambassador and award-winning writer Dr Brenda Flanagan to Cherish House, Dublin 2. Please join us on Friday 6 May from 10am until 12 noon to hear Dr Brenda Flanagan speak on Accomplishing your Goals as a Single Parent. Known for her […]

US Cultural Ambassdor gives talk at One Family, 6 May

In association with the United States Embassy Dublin, One Family welcomes US Cultural Ambassador Dr Brenda Flanagan to Cherish House, Dublin 2 This is a unique experience to hear one of the US’s premier women writers You are invited to join One Family on Friday 6 May from 10am until 12 noon to hear Dr Brenda Flanagan […]

One Family Director to judge Chambers Ireland Awards

We are proud to say that One Family Director, Karen Kiernan, is a judge for the 2011 Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. These awards aim to recognise the work being carried out by companies in Ireland in helping to improve the lives of their employees and enhance the civic environment in which they operate. […]