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 peratining 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.
We would like to express our deepest Sympathy to the Family , Friends and Colleagues of Patrick ( Pat ) ( P.J.) Kelly due to his untimely Death on Thursday the 24Th of April 2014
USPI in conjunction with Forever Father's Support Group , Donegal
My He Rest in Peace.
Over the last number of Years a gathering of many Fathers, Mothers and Grandparents has taken place on O'Connell Bridge from 10am to 1pm on Christmas Day to Highlight a Sad, Dark and Lonely side to Christmas in which access to children is denied.
Christmas Day Gathering on O'Connell Bridge.
Unfortunately due to a dissapointing turnout in the last 2 years it looks as if this years event will be cancelled unless there is considerable interest or input by as many individuals as possible.
If there is no meaningful interest shown before mid December we will no longer be in a position to carry on this event.
The issue of Lone Parent's Tax Credits for Single Parent's
U.S.P.I is a Group that supports Equality and Fairness in all aspects of Family Law and in particular when Couples Separate. We do not support the Government's Budget impact on the removal of the Tax Credit that has been afforded to Single Parent's and in particular Single / Separated Fathers.
This relief was very important to many, whereby it assisted them in an ability to contribute more maintenance towards their Child or to be able to provide for a meaningful day out in association with access arrangements or quality time.
It is another area of Discrimination against Single Parents and mainly another element of Discrimination against Men / Fathers who are the most Discriminated unity in all of Irish Society.
It is clear from all literature and Legal interpretations that Un Married Father's have no Right's and this is just another element of BLATANT discrimination.
An important announcement
Eamonn Quinn will be finishing up 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 nor do they want to keep the office open.
In other words this Organisation will no longer exist in it's present form .