Unmarried And Separated Parents of Ireland
A support group for parents in relationship difficulties
Mission Statement
Mission Statement

The Unmarried and Separated Parents of Ireland:

  • Is a self directed voluntary organisation which provides an information and support service to unmarried and separated parents.
  • We aim to help make the public more aware of the prejudice that exists towards 'Separated Parents' in the Irish Family Law courts.
  • We aim to seek Judicial reviews and changes in the law thus granting 'Separated Parents' the same parental rights as the Custodial parent, but only where this is in the best interest of the child/children.
  • We aim to promote and support the role of the non-marital and separated parent in Ireland.
  • We aim to help Mothers and Fathers gain their rights in a fair and unbiased manner putting the child's/children's rights to know and be loved by both parents Foremost.
  • We aim to protect the diversity of Family life and to campaign to promote a positive social policy in our modern society.
  • We aim to overcome discrimination and isolation surrounding the non-marital and separated parents.
  • We are Non Gender based, Non Discriminatory and Non Judgemental.
An important announcement

Eamonn Quinn will be finishing up assisting with the meetings in Phibsboro in December 2017.
He will be finishing up permanently in Tallaght in July 2018 and the Office will be closing.
After 18 years the time has come to retire from the Voluntary support I have offered and the many people I have helped.( We have Helped )

As there is nobody to take over the Office the other support staff are not in a position to carry on nor do they want to keep the office open.
 In other words this Organisation will no longer exist in it's present form .
It is possible that other members may continue with their own set up offering advice on their understandings.

They  may stay on in Clarkes Pub Phibsboro ,giving their advice and support in whatever way they wish, that remains to be addressed if they want to continue in whatever Name or Organisation they wish to present themselves as .
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There are many members that have given up  a lot of their time and support to this group over the years and without them it would not have been as successful as it was.
To all the members I would like to thank them for their help and support for myself and the many people that came to us for help in whatever difficulties they presented with.

Eamonn Quinn


It is with deep regret that the time has come for me to finish up after 18yrs offering advice and support to the many thousands of people that availed of an invaulable service given by myself and the other members of this Group
Over the years many many good people have passed through the meetings and office.
Many many friendships have come from the good interactions in the group and the difference we have made to many giving them a new true self worth and sense of purpose toward themselves and how to address many of the issues pertatining to their Marriage or Relationship breakdown.

It is an end to an Era  and a struggle over the years to make changes in the Law , the Social attitude and the Courts towards the needs of Men . Women and Children caught up in Family breakdowns.

The system has failed many good Men , Women and Children who have ended up Homeless , dependent on Alcohol , Drugs and on many occasions driven to Despair and Suicide.
To all those who have departed from us may they  Rest in Peace.

Eamonn Quinn



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