One-Parent Family Payment Reforms

Minister Hanafin’s kite-flying on lone parents must be grounded One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation providing specialist support services for people parenting alone and sharing parenting has hit back at proposals by Minister Hanafin to impose more social welfare cuts on lone parents. Candy Murphy, Policy & Research Manager of One Family said: ‘while we continue […]

One-parent families faced with poverty

One Family , the leading provider of specialist support services for one-parent families in Ireland today expresses its concern that lone parents on welfare will face further cuts in their income as a result of Budget 2010. One-parent families are already experiencing four times the level of poverty found in the general population and the […]

One Family Policy Manager Candy Murphy to speak at Press Conference Thursday 26 November

Invitation ‘1 million reasons to oppose cuts to Child Benefit’ Representing all elements of family life in Ireland today and jointly opposed to any cuts or changes to Child Benefit in Budget 2010; OPEN, One Family, PACUB, the Children’s Rights Alliance and the National Women’s Council of Ireland invite you to a joint Press Conference […]

Club di Dublino Annual Dinner

Club di Dublino – an Italian business community association formed to promote friendship within the Italian community in Ireland and between the Italian and Irish people –  chose One Family to be the recipient of monies raised at their annual fundraising dinner which was held at Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 22 October last. The […]

Budget 2009 Press Release

ONE-PARENT FAMILIES FACE THE FUTURE WITH FEAR NOT HOPE One Family, the leading provider of specialist support services for one-parent families in Ireland, today calls on the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin T.D., to ensure that the most vulnerable families are not forced to pay further for the excesses of others. One […]

Latest Fundraiser Raises €7,890

Thursday October 8th 2009 saw the latest instalment of our very popular food master class ”Learn How to have a Champagne Party on a Buck’s Fizz Budget”. This event was sponsored by Avoca and run in conjunction with Food & Wine Magazine. It was held upstairs in the very popular Avoca restaurant of their Suffolk […]

Lend a Hand Bag Packing

Lend a hand? Maybe two? One Family, Ireland ’s leading support organisation for one-parent families is looking for your help! We are looking for lots and lots of people to help us with our bag packing in major Supermarket chains throughout Dublin. Get your friends involved for a few hours at the weekend, to help […]

Italian business community to support One Family

Club di Dublino Limited – an Italian business community association formed to promote better interaction and friendship within the Italian community in Ireland and between the Italian community and Irish people – are hosting their annual charity fundraising dinner at Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 22 October.  The guest speaker at the event is Senator […]

Calls to one-parent helpline increase by 20% in Ireland

Italian business community rallies to support… One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation supporting one-parent families, has experienced an influx of calls to its helpline as the recession deepens. In response, Club di Dublino – an Italian business community association formed to promote friendship within the Italian community in Ireland and between the Italian and Irish people […]

Supporting Family Contact for all Children

Today One Family welcomed the Law Reform Commission’s Consultation Paper on the Family Rights and Responsibilities of Fathers and Grandparents supporting their views that there should be a stronger focus within family law on parental responsibility in the best interests of the child and that the rights of unmarried fathers should be improved.

A Champagne Party on a Buck’s Fizz Budget

One Family’s Latest Fundraiser Learn How To Have a Champagne Party……. On a Buck’s Fizz Budget is back! Since staying in is the new going out…… learn how to recession-proof your entertaining at home and impress your friends. Join two of Ireland’s food personalities Ross Golden-Bannon Food & Wine Magazine and Leylie Hayes Avoca Exec […]

One-Parent Families and An Bord Snip proposals

One-Parent Families and An Bord Snip proposals Please find below some information on what has been recommended by An Bord Snip Nua to the government in relation to social welfare and lone parents. Please bear in mind that this has not yet been decided and we will be continuing to analyse the effects these changes […]

One Family announces an innovative merger with Gingerbread Ireland

Speaking at the event to celebrate the merger today at Dublin Castle the Chair of the National Economic and Social Forum, Dr. Maureen Gaffney, said ‘At a time when economic difficulties are causing such strain for Not For Profit organisations supporting those in our society who are most excluded it is heartening to see two […]

Flora Mini Marathon 2009

2009 Flora Mini Marathon participants did us proud! A HUGE Thank You To everyone who participated in the 2009 Flora Womens’ Mini Marathon in aid of One Family. We are truely grateful and overjoyed with the enthusiasm and generosity of all our supporters. As you can see from our photos, One Family’s mini-marathon participants were happily […]

Casting your vote on June 5

Casting your vote : together we  can* make a difference One Family has worked and lobbied on behalf of one-parent families for 35 years.  Many of the issues we’ve fought for in the past have become basic rights in Ireland but there is still a long way to go.  Life for many one-parent families remains […]

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 […]

Proposed Child Benefit cuts will catapult more one-parent families into poverty

Children must pay for a celtic tiger they never saw One Family, the leading provider of specialist support services for one-parent families in Ireland , says that reports regarding the Government’s possible u-turn are very worrying. If child benefit payments are cut regardless of means this will increase already high rates of poverty in one-parent […]

Budget will do nothing to reduce poverty in one-parent families

Budget will do nothing to reduce poverty in one-parent families One Family, the leading provider of specialist support services for one-parent families in Ireland, says today’s Budget will do nothing to address already high rates of poverty in one-parent families. Such families currently have a poverty rate of more than four times the national average. One Family […]

Lone Parents and Employment What are the Real Issues

A new research report from One Family, the leading provider of specialist family support services to one-parent families in Ireland, was launched this morning by Mary Hanafin, Minister for Social and Family Affairs at a unique forum of social partners in Dublin. The report entitled: ‘Lone Parents and Employment: What are the Real Issues?’ is […]