Marks & Start course for lone parents

Any lone parents interested in our ‘Marks & Start’ course at One Family which offers training and work placement? The programme gives a confidence boost, a sense of direction, purpose, and a new awareness of the help that is on offer to balance family life and work . Travel costs and meals are met. The […]

Great One-parent Family Story

Apprentice candidate Breffny Morgan wrote an incredibly moving and positive piece about being brought up in a one-parent family – his mum was a lone parent – it was in The Irish Independent – read it here and please spread the news Breffny Morgan on Single Parents

Unplanned Pregnancy? Talking to a Counsellor can help.

One Family Counselling Coordinator Sherie de Burgh talks about unplanned pregnancy and One Family’s crisis pregnancy services. Check out these links on ‘Unplanned Pregnancy?  Talking to a Counsellor can help’. Unplanned Pregnancy Unplanned Pregnancy: Support For Men

Family Day, Sunday 15 May 2011

One Family and EBS want you to celebrate families on Family Day, Sunday 15 May 2011 – and be in with the chance to win €1000! All you have to do is hold a family-themed event. If you are an organisation, think about story telling events, arts and crafts projects or talks. If you are […]

Tune In: ‘My Dad’ on RTÉ Radio 1 19 March

Tune into ‘My Dad’ on RTÉ radio 1 – this documentary lays bare the realities of single fatherhood, introducing three single or separated Dad’s as they tell us about their circumstances and how their role as parents has changed their lives. RTÉ One Radio 19 March at 2 pm, repeated Sunday 20 March at 7.02pm. […]

Census of Population on April 10

Reminder – a Census of Population will take place in Ireland on April 10 next and everyone who is in Ireland on that night must be included in the census. It is important for us all as a society that everyone is included and that correct information is collected. If you represent a group or […]

Tips on Introducing a New Partner

Concerned about how to introduce a new partner to your kids? Read our advice here from One Family Childcare and Parenting coordinator, Ger Kelly Parenting Tips

Food & Wine feature One Family event

This month’s Food & Wine has a great piece about the One Family food and wine fundraiser held in the RHA – it tells you how to make the irresistible, cost-effective canapés from Fallon & Byrne and suggests affordable Wolf Bass wines to compliment. Thanks to all involved!

Save the date: Family Day, Sunday 15 May 2011

Celebrate Family Day 2011 and be in with the chance to win €1000… One Family and EBS Building Society invite you to celebrate families on Family Day, Sunday 15 May 2011. You can either hold your own fun event – think arts and crafts projects, play days or story telling hours – and/or join us […]

One Family election manifesto published

One Family’s election manifesto has been sent to all the political parties and we will keep you up-dated of any feedback. You can read our manifesto here

Top 3 questions for election 2011

Please make one-parent families an issue in the election by asking canvassers these questions: 1 What will your party do in government to reduce the very high poverty rates experienced by one-parent families? 2 What are your views on the recent social welfare changes that require lone parents whose youngest child is over 14 to […]

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

Bric a Brac sale for One Family

The kind people at Honest2Goodness Market are running a Charity Bring and Buy Sale on 26 Feb and 6 March in aid of One Family, at 136a Slaney Close, Dublin Industrial Estate, Glasnevin. It’s the perfect chance to do a spring clean, de-clutter your home – and let the proceeds go to a very good […]

One Family Director speaks out on The Last Word

Listen back to One Family Director Karen Kiernan on The Last Word, Thursday 27 January, debating Prof Ed Walsh on lone parents, DNA testing, poverty and a whole lot more Go to Part 2 and the debate starts at about 41 mins.

‘New Futures’ for lone parents launched in Galway today

An intensive career and personal development initiative for lone parents is being launched in Galway today, to prevent those most in need from falling into long-term unemployment. ‘New Futures’ is a unique programme developed by One Family, funded through FAS and delivered in partnership with the Galway City Partnership. It is targeted at lone parents […]

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.

Want a free makeover?

Parenting alone can be a costly business and leave little time for pampering yourself, but, RTE’s fashion series Off The Rails are looking for candidates. You get the makeover,  €500 worth of clothes and travel expenses – so it’s a great idea if you’re in a ‘New Year, New Me’ kind of mood.  Email […]

Christmas Tips for Parents

Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate with your family. But for one-parent families it can bring extra pressures – whether it’s money worries, contact issues, or making sure you have a good time yourself. See One Family’s tips on how to get through Christmas in today’s Irish Times piece and also see our Survival […]

One Family on RTE’s Prime Time

Candy Murphy, One Family Policy Director, speaks up for one-parent families on RTE One TV’s Prime Time in response to Budget 2011 – see this link – Candy starts at 8 minutes 54 seconds in –

Children in One-parent Families the Real Victims of Budget

One Family, the leading provider of specialised support services for one-parent families in Ireland today, 7th December 2010, gives its response to Budget 2011. At a time when cutbacks were inevitable One Family had called on the Government to protect those already experiencing high levels of poverty and social exclusion from any more cuts. ‘But […]