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#Single Parents

# single-parents - This year 2022

Calls for dedicated State service to pursue parents who fail to pay child maintenance
# Child Maintenance
# Child Maintenance

Calls for dedicated State service to pursue parents who fail to pay child maintenance

Jul 31st 2022, 12:05 AM 20,697 Views 46 Comments
  • A review group comprised submitted a report on the child maintenance system to Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys in April, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Support services have said child maintenance is seen largely as a personal, parental obligation and therefore a matter of private family law.

# single-parents - All time

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
# Lancet
# Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,305 Views 22 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

This single mam dressed up as a 'dad' so her son didn't miss a fathers' day at school
# Dad Bod
From The Daily Edge
# Dad Bod

This single mam dressed up as a 'dad' so her son didn't miss a fathers' day at school

Sep 7th 2016, 11:45 AM 4,379 Views 2 Comments

Legend!

This drama is shedding light on a big challenge Irish unmarried parents face
# Red Rock
# Red Rock

This drama is shedding light on a big challenge Irish unmarried parents face

Feb 17th 2016, 6:15 AM 34,232 Views 61 Comments

The storyline concerns two young parents who break up and have to deal with the fallout.

Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance
# Family Circumstances
# Family Circumstances

Separated father with joint custody wrongly granted single person rent allowance

Oct 31st 2014, 4:44 PM 24,719 Views 77 Comments

The High Court ruled that the decision must be reviewed.

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end
# Employment Equality
# Employment Equality

Opinion: Employees can still be discriminated against over their sexuality – this must end

Sep 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 634 Views 61 Comments

The private lives of teachers and health workers should never be used against them, writes Senator Ivana Bacik.

One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

One-parent families hit by Budget tax changes

Oct 15th 2013, 9:40 PM 24,045 Views 136 Comments

The One-Parent Family Tax Credit was previously available to parents who shared custody of a child but now only one parent will receive the credit.

Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The same-sex marriage debate shows ‘non-traditional’ families aren’t really accepted

Apr 21st 2013, 1:00 PM 88 Views 80 Comments

As a single parent family, I realise we’ve only been tolerated as opposed to accepted as a proper family unit and because of the absence of the traditional set up we are somehow ‘less than’, writes Carol Redmond, who says same-sex unions are being treated in the same way.

Column: Discrimination of workers in state funded bodies should not be allowed anymore
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Discrimination of workers in state funded bodies should not be allowed anymore

Mar 24th 2013, 8:15 AM 68 Views 25 Comments

Protecting the staff of religious-run medical and educational institutions who are members of the LGBT community or those who are single parents should be a priority, especially if they receive state funding, says Ivana Bacik.

Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty
# Single Parents
# Single Parents

Charities say Social Welfare Bill will push one-parent families into poverty

Apr 18th 2012, 9:55 PM 5,043 Views 22 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill being brought to the Dáil proposes to send single parents onto the dole when their youngest child turns 7.

Changes to single parent payments proposed in Social Welfare bill
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Changes to single parent payments proposed in Social Welfare bill

Apr 5th 2012, 1:11 PM 10,707 Views 92 Comments

The proposals include reducing the maximum age of the youngest child for receipt of the One-Parent Family Payment to just 7-years-old by 2014.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 18th 2012, 7:46 PM 5,301 Views 5 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts
# S.P.A.R.K.
# S.P.A.R.K.

GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts

Feb 18th 2012, 5:49 PM 5,133 Views 81 Comments

The SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids) group took to the streets against cuts to allowances and schemes.

23 per cent of Irish children live in a single-parent household
# Single Parents
# Single Parents

23 per cent of Irish children live in a single-parent household

Oct 28th 2011, 8:46 AM 2,247 Views 26 Comments

The figures from a European survey show that 23.2 per cent of Irish children lived with one parent, while 67.8 per cent lived with married parents.

One-parent family allowances to be cut next month
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

One-parent family allowances to be cut next month

Mar 30th 2011, 9:04 PM 3,831 Views 0 Comments

The state benefits paid to parents bringing up their children will be cut from April 27, recipients are told.