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# Maternity Leave

Last month
June 2024
Lack of maternity leave arrangement for TDs 'truly incredible', says Holly Cairns
The Cork South-West TD announced over the weekend that she is expecting her first child.
Last year
Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister this week after six months maternity leave
Violet-Anne Wynne to resume Dáil pairing with McEntee after breaking it for eviction ban vote
What is a pairing agreement in politics?
All time
Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year
Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
Peter Burke
Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy
Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave
Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group
Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April
Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says
Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says
Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
Patrice Hosford
'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late
Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave
Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic
Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months
Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy
Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth
Column: 'We are required to provide a sick cert to cover the period of absence to give birth'
Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee
Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore
6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings
Parents Panel: How did you find returning to work after maternity leave?
Here's why this Maryland politician's decision to breastfeed in her campaign video is so important
'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister
'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave
Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
Jennifer Whitmore
FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year