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'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions
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'Another case of it's only women so who bloody cares': Hundreds complain to minister about maternity restrictions

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,118 Views 35 Comments

Correspondence sent to the health minister reveals emotional pleas for the restrictions to be lifted.

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

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

Jun 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 13,052 Views 0 Comments

You don’t know you’re born, for one.

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

Dec 22nd 2017, 3:25 PM 10,177 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,904 Views 47 Comments

“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.

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

Apr 16th 2017, 10:00 AM 17,214 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 14,883 Views 16 Comments

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

Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day
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Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day

Jun 19th 2016, 3:36 PM 31,228 Views 44 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2016, 1:00 PM 176,290 Views 57 Comments

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

It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad
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# GloHeath

It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad

Jan 12th 2016, 2:42 PM 7,648 Views 4 Comments

What about the dads?

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

Dec 22nd 2015, 10:00 PM 36,929 Views 139 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 15,947 Views 2 Comments

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

These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads
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These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads

Apr 4th 2015, 3:00 PM 9,971 Views 26 Comments

Scientists have observed the behaviour in the rhesus macaque species.

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

Mar 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 5,254 Views 43 Comments

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

This new Dove ad celebrates dads, and it's super cute
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This new Dove ad celebrates dads, and it's super cute

Jan 21st 2015, 8:56 AM 1,600 Views 0 Comments

Go on our dads.

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

Aug 9th 2014, 7:00 PM 536 Views 84 Comments

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.

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

Aug 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 428 Views 87 Comments

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.

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

Jun 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 31 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,813 Views 41 Comments

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

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

Jun 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 594 Views 73 Comments

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.

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

Jun 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 35,708 Views 39 Comments

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

8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best
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# Daaaad

8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best

Jun 1st 2014, 9:30 AM 36,845 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 229 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 30 Comments

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?

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

Mar 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 123 Views 90 Comments

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.

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

Feb 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,724 Views 25 Comments

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.

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

Jan 30th 2014, 12:54 PM 626 Views 44 Comments

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.

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

Jan 18th 2014, 10:45 AM 19,448 Views 96 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 30,452 Views 286 Comments

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.

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female
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Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Nov 1st 2013, 3:02 PM 20,048 Views 75 Comments

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.

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

Sep 20th 2013, 12:01 AM 12,831 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 85 Views 13 Comments

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
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# Socks And Slippers

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards

Jun 15th 2013, 9:30 AM 28,417 Views 10 Comments

For your auld da.

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?
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Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

May 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 78 Views 35 Comments

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.

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

Sep 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,134 Views 10 Comments

Fathers more responsive to children than previously thought.

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia
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Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:41 PM 5,942 Views 7 Comments

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
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# Ta-daa!

8 terrible Father's Day presents

Jun 17th 2012, 9:15 AM 11,215 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Feb 28th 2012, 2:30 PM 125 Views 19 Comments

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.

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

Sep 21st 2011, 7:30 PM 208 Views 51 Comments

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.

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns
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Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

May 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 941 Views 0 Comments

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

Irish mothers want more 'me' time
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Irish mothers want more 'me' time

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:26 PM 1,109 Views 0 Comments

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.