Did You Grow Up in a
One-Parent Family in Ireland?

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, One Family will be collaborating with The Ark to develop a new piece of documentary theatre. Created by playwright Kate Heffernan, the piece will reflect stories and memories shared by grown-ups about their experiences as children growing up in one-parent families in Ireland. The aim is that through these shared memories, we can shine a light on the real experiences of one-parent families over the years in Ireland.
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Have You Received Jobseekers Transitional Payment?

We'd Like to Hear From You

Are you receiving or have you received Jobseekers Transitional Payment? If so, we are working with a team of researchers from Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork who are interested in hearing about your experiences.

There will be a focus group in Dublin (city centre location) on Thursday April 28th 10am - 12pm. If you are interested in taking part, please contact the research team by emailing Margaret Scanlon at:

The focus group is part of an independent study on parents’ experiences of Jobseekers Transitional Payment and all participation is anonymous.The research is being carried out by a team in University College Cork and Trinity College Dublin, in association with One Family. It is funded by an Irish Research Council New Foundations Grant. 
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Issues facing one-parent families have been prominent in the media with One Family and other NGOs advocating on behalf of families. Please see below a selection of stories from the month:

Radio and News Articles

Zoom Courses for Parents

One Family offers Parenting Courses via Zoom, which are live 8-week group sessions with other parents and facilitators. You can now register for the Summer Session courses, which include Positive Parenting: Supporting Children and Teens and Family Communications: Parenting When Separated. These two courses will start in the beginning of May and you can register by clicking the button below.
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Upcoming Events

We will be holding a seminar to launch the findings of our Human Rights and One-Parent Families research, which looks at the experiences of one-parent families when they interact with public bodies. The event will take place online on Monday 13th of June.


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