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13 things every Irish father knows to be true (and won't hear any different)

You don’t know you’re born, for one.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced ENCOURAGING

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

From TheJournal.ie More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far Newborns

More than 27,000 fathers have taken paternity leave so far

“We have to take a wider societal view and not think of rearing children as something best done in one’s spare time, preferably by women,” Deirdre Clune said.

From TheJournal.ie County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September Social Protection

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September

Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.

From TheJournal.ie 7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced Newborns

7,000 fathers have taken paid paternity leave since it was introduced

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

From TheJournal.ie Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day New Arrival

Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day

Tomorrow will see the publication of the Paternity Bill, a first for Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year Opinion

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men Help

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas Pass The Tissues

'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

From TheJournal.ie These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads Monkey Business

These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads

Scientists have observed the behaviour in the rhesus macaque species.

From TheJournal.ie The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough? Opinion

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

From TheJournal.ie Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody Stay At Home Dad

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody

I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.

From TheJournal.ie Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.' Fathers

Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.'

As for the future, I will go back to work, in my own time. I feel the pressure of not having a “career” right now.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!) Family

Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!)

Mums, let us take a vow to truly appreciate every father’s parenting style.

From TheJournal.ie 'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day Missing You

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes? Fathers

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Here's what Irish dads mean to their children Sponsored

WATCH: Here's what Irish dads mean to their children

What makes a good father – and how will you let him know tomorrow?

8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best

Ah, c’mere, go ‘way, wait til I tell you.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice' Guilt Trip

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices? Mammy Wars

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?

Andrea Mara writes: there are no universal truths about the different circumstances mothers find themselves in … and aren’t we all too busy, anyway, to have time to judge one another?

From TheJournal.ie Column: Radical change on the way for (some) unmarried fathers Fathers

Column: Radical change on the way for (some) unmarried fathers

A groundbreaking new Bill could modernise family and child law to cater for the growing number of families whose needs are not adequately addressed in current law, writes Margot Doherty.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again. Child's Play

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.

Playdates are basically the office parties of kid-land: the stakes are higher than they seem and opting out is harder than you think, writes Emily Hourican.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard Working Parents

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

From TheJournal.ie Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs One Parent Family

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him Domestic Abuse

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him

One man told TheJournal.ie of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female Intersex

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

From TheJournal.ie Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families Growing Up In Ireland

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Column:  Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up Opinion

Column: Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up

Parenting isn’t always easy but don’t forget to savour the time you have with your children when you have the chance, writes Adrian Millar.

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards

For your auld da.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Are political families healthy for democracy? Opinion

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.

From TheJournal.ie Dads not so tough after all: testosterone drops when fathers with children Testosterone

Dads not so tough after all: testosterone drops when fathers with children

Fathers more responsive to children than previously thought.

From TheJournal.ie Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia Age Matters

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia

A study shows a 70-year-old man will pass on eight times as many genetic mutations to his child than a 20-year-old.

8 terrible Father's Day presents Ta-daa! This post contains images

8 terrible Father's Day presents

If you love your dad… step away from the novelty ties.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too Opinion

Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too

Journalist Philip O’Connor says the system of parental leave in Sweden, where he lives, benefits children, parents and the unemployed – and it is ideal for recessionary Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Men need to help with gender equality - but it's good for them too Opinion

Column: Men need to help with gender equality - but it's good for them too

Ireland has a huge way to go in terms of gender equality but the onus is on men to do something about it, says Plan Ireland CEO David Dalton.

From TheJournal.ie Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns Child Development

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

Parents who row could affect the sleeping patterns of their infants for significant periods of time, new research has suggested.

From TheJournal.ie Irish mothers want more 'me' time Parenting

Irish mothers want more 'me' time

While survey shows that 8 out of 10 women believe their partner is their greatest support in childcare, many say they get less than one hour a day to themselves.