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The cut in the higher rate of maternity benefit is being cut from €262 to €230 per week

The second effective cut to maternity benefit this year and the end of the One Parent Family tax credit for have been described as “anti-woman” and “a(...)

Food poverty is a huge problem in Ireland and throughout the EU. The Great British Budget Menu on BBC One recently featured three famous chefs coming (...)

“The reforms also aim to bring Ireland’s support for lone parents in line with international provisions,” said a spokeswoman for Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton.   Photograph: Frank Miller/	The Irish Times

Thousands of single parents are facing cuts in their income as a result of welfare changes which came into effect last week . More than 2,500 parents (...)

One Family chief executive Karen Kiernan said it was “unacceptable that legislators haven’t, up to this point, legislated for the X case and now they really need to get on with it and then they need to look at supporting children and families”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians “need to get on with” legislating for the X case so they can get back to the real work of focusing on children and families in need, the h(...)

Paula Lonergan from One Family with her daughter Aoife Lonergan-Bourke.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The definition of family is ever-changing and tomorrow its evolution will be seen in glorious technicolour at Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens. “I(...)

Voting taking place on the issue of same-sex marriage at the Convention on the Constitution last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

What a wonderful opportunity Family Day is this Sunday to celebrate the diversity of all families in Ireland and what a stark contrast this is (...)

Derek Keating TD: “The Irish family unit has changed significantly in recent years and now comes in many and varied forms.”

Many people forget the impact of a family break-up on grandparents who may be cut off from involvement in the lives of their grandchildr(...)

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