Dad’s workshop 23 November

Need a hand with parenting? Our next dad’s afternoon workshop ‘Understanding Children’s Emotions and Managing Behaviour’ is on 23 November and it costs E10. Contact Geraldine at 01 6629212 for more information.

A Big Thanks For Supporting Big Night In

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our Big Night In and International Day of the Family celebrations such a huge success – and especially to everyone at EBS who supported us so generously – and also to those who sent their photos in to enter the draw for €1000. Families and friends held all types […]

One Family and EBS call on you to host a Big Night In, 15 May

Money raised from Big Night In will go towards the running of the askonefamily helpline To mark UN International Day of the Family on 15 May 2010, One Family and EBS Building Society are inviting everyone in the country to celebrate families by hosting a Big Night In. Big Night In is a new fundraising […]

Celebrate International Day of the Family

One Family and EBS Building Society marked International Day of the Family on Saturday 15 May by inviting loads of schools, organisations and families across Ireland to hold an event to celebrate families or a Big Night In fundraiser. Thanks to those of you who did register your event with us on the website and entered a photo of your […]

Reforms for Lone Parents – less or even more poverty for one-parent families?

One Family welcomes the new Minister for Social Protection Minister Éamon Ó Cuív T.D’s efforts to improve the economic situation and social wellbeing of people in one-parent families. However they remain gravely concerned as to the whether the reforms of the One-Parent Family Payment as recently announced will result in improved outcomes for lone parents […]

Child Contact Centre report gets extensive media coverage

Seminal research by One Family which calls for a network of child contact centres in Ireland was launched this week by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Barry Andrews, TD, and the media response – including the front page of The Irish Examiner,  three pieces in The Irish Times and other print coverage, along with a feature on RTE Radio […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TV3 talks to lone parent Rachel Sullivan and One Family Director Karen Kiernan about parenting alone

Ireland AM’s Aiden Cooney had an interesting chat with lone parent Rachel Sullivan and One Family Director Karen Kiernan about parenting alone and sharing parenting in Ireland…you can view it here

Thanks to everyone who supported our Labels of Love clothes sale

Our 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.

Tubridy Radio show talks to dads who parent alone

RTE Radio’s Tubridy Show heard from some fathers who parent alone about how they manage parenting – and the dating game – One Family client John McCann told his story. Listen here to join the debate….

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 […]

Social Networking

One Family is now on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. Our website is becoming more interactive, you may now register and participate in online discussion here, commenting on anything we publish from now on. The site now has an RSS feed for those who have newsreaders. Please become a fan on Facebook and let your friends […]

Labels of Love

Designers John Rocha and Louise Kennedy lend their Support for One Family’s Labels of Love Designer Clothes Sale If you want to pick up a bargain from designers such as John Rocha and Louise Kennedy and support the chairty One Family at the same time – drop into the Labels of Love designer clothes sale at […]

Seminar on proposed changes to family law by LRC

One Family seminar puts the spotlight on proposed changes to the laws governing family relationships One Family, Ireland’s leading organisation providing specialist support services for people parenting alone and sharing parenting, held an important seminar on 18 January in response to the Law Reform Commission’s report on the legal aspects of family relationships, chaired by […]

Rights, Responsibilities and Children

A discussion of the Law Reform Commission report on legal aspects of family relationships A One Family Seminar The seminar was held on Monday 18 January 2010 in DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2, chaired by RTE Drivetime’s Mary Wilson. Speakers included Geoffrey Shannon, special rapporteur on children; Fergus Ryan, family law lecturer in DIT; family law solicitor […]

Askonefamily* poster campaign in Dublin Bus

We are delighted that our advertising campaign promoting askonefamily* helpline will continue with free placement of posters in Dublin Bus, Bus Eireann and Iarnrod Eireann starting this month and the distribution of leaflets and helpline stands in all Peter Mark salons around the country. Watch out for the poster which you can see here, designed […]

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 […]