COVID-19 - Free Legal Advice

COVID-19 - Free Legal Advice

In the areas of social welfare, housing, debt, and employment

Free Legal Advice

A Covid-19 Advice & Resources Page can be accessed at

Here you will find information on:

  • How to access free legal advice clinics
  • Queries, Advice – examples of some of the questions received and the advice provided 
  • How to access further updates and other useful links


Treoir provides a free, confidential, specialist information service for unmarried parents, living together or apart, their extended families and those working with them.


Information is available on the following: 

Legal Issues: guardianship, access, custody, birth registration, passports, cohabiting parents, paternity testing, maintenance


Social Welfare: One-Parent Family Payment, Working Family Payment, Maternity Benefit/ Paternity Benefit


Parenting: maintaining contact with the non-resident parent, talking to children about the other parent, shared parenting


Other issues: income tax, housing, etc


Opening hours

New opening hours are:

Monday – Friday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 1pm

Public holiday Mondays: 10am – 1pm

Operational hours have been extended to include Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays due to increased supports needed at this time.


Contact details

For now and until further notice if you have any queries, call the confidential helpline on 01 6700120 and they will call you back, email at:, or log your query at to request a call back, or you can still message them through their Facebook or twitter accounts.