To represent publicly the best interests of Irish Families wherever and whenever necessary

To inform and advise member families on issues affecting family life, and to help families to favour a manner of living according to Christian values

To see that Irish laws and social institutions, not only do not offend, but actively support the God-given rights and duties of the family

Racial equality report highlights importance of traditional family

Racial equality report highlights importance of traditional family

A constant theme of The Iona Institute, indeed one of the chief reasons it was founded, is to point out that family structure matters, and specifically that when mothers and fathers raise their children together, the children are likely to do better in life. A major...

Law Society blasts Ireland’s family law courts as “third world”

Law Society blasts Ireland’s family law courts as “third world”

The chair of the Law Society’s Family and Child Law Committee, Helen Coughlan, has said that Ireland has been left with “third world infrastructure” in the family courts and that urgent investment is needed to prevent children and vulnerable people from paying the...

Less than one in five people want to put children in day-care

Less than one in five people want to put children in day-care

On a regular basis, there are calls for the Irish State to invest more in day-care so that parents can afford to go out to work. The underlying assumption all the time is that this is something most parents want. This is a highly dubious proposition. In 2013, The Iona...

Webinar on Saint Joseph

Webinar on Saint Joseph

The Holy Father has designated the year from 8th December 2020 to 8th December 2021, as the  Year of Saint Joseph. Family Solidarity will host a Webinar on the 13th March 2021 featuring Father Colm Mannion O.P.  who will Talk on Saint Joseph in his role in the family....

Five Ideas for Strengthening a Pandemic-Stressed Marriage

Five Ideas for Strengthening a Pandemic-Stressed Marriage

Last year about this time, my husband and I were eagerly anticipating a weekend away at the Worldwide Marriage Encounter renewal retreat that we’ve attended for the past three years with about 100 other married couples. At the end of February, my mother traveled up...

Our areas of interest

Christian Values and the Family

Social Legislation and the Family

Taxation and the Family

Education and the Family

The Media and the Family

The Social Environment and the Family

Family Solidarity is a broadly based association, not confined to any class or creed, organised to educate its members and others so that they can promote the best interests of the family in all aspects, but particularly where these interests are being eroded.

It draws its inspiration from the Irish Constitution, the Charter of the Human Rights of the Family, and “Familiaris Consortio”.

The Irish Constitution gives the family its rightful place. In practice, however, various forces are undermining it.

This is particularly evident in the dramatic fall in State support for families.

We must ensure that society recognises the importance of the family and respects its rights.

Family Solidarity has been formed as a nationwide organisation dedicated to serving and supporting the Christian family.