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Family and Relationships

Life Event Document Becoming a Parent Are you or is someone you know about to become a parent? A guide to State services in Ireland and overview of some of the issues that will concern you, whatever your situation.
Life Event Document Breakdown of a marriage or other relationship The breakdown of a marriage or other relationship is a difficult and traumatic process. This document outlines the various issues that may arise.
Overview Document Relationships and your rights in Ireland Information on your legal and civil rights in relationships with a focus on cohabiting relationships, marriage, the status of same-sex relationships and the rights of grandparents.
Overview Document Family benefits and entitlements There is a range of social welfare, tax and employment related benefits and entitlements available to families in Ireland, depending on their circumstances.
Overview Document Benefits and entitlements relating to birth There is a range of social welfare benefits and employment entitlements to support women who are having a baby. Read about them here.

Registrars of Births, Marriages and Deaths
This document explains the requirement to register life events and lists the phone numbers of superintendent registrars of births, marriages and deaths throughout Ireland.

Child and Family Agency
The Child and Family Agency is the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.

EU and family law
The role of the EU in family law is mainly concerned with ensuring that decisions made in one country can be implemented in another. It also has a role in trying to establish which country has jurisdiction to hear a particular case.

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If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.