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Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group
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Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group

Mar 29th 2021, 12:49 PM 10,474 Views 33 Comments

Councillors, TDs and senators currently have no right to take maternity leave.

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April
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Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April

Mar 11th 2021, 1:16 PM 54,832 Views 90 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, the Taoiseach announced that the government would facilitate the minister’s maternity leave.

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
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Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 43,842 Views 91 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says
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Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says

Mar 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 41,810 Views 59 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will become the first Cabinet minister to give birth while in office.

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
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Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby

Jan 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 39,218 Views 88 Comments

There are no legal provisions for TDs to take parental leave.

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says
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Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2020, 9:21 AM 28,724 Views 84 Comments

Many legal experts, however, believe that more practical solutions can be found.

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
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Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,740 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs
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'Maternity leave is a human right': TD calls for parental leave for TDs

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,559 Views 57 Comments

Social Democrats TD Holly Cairns says it is ‘incredible’ that it does not already exist.

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
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Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,610 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late
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'Parents face stark choices': Three-week extension to parent's leave criticised as too little, too late

Jul 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,767 Views 24 Comments

Sinn Féin is going to introduce a motion to the Dáil today calling for 12-week extension to paid maternity leave.

Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave
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Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave

Jul 13th 2020, 7:19 PM 52,050 Views 39 Comments

There have been calls for maternity leave to be extended for those who recently had children.

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic
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Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Jul 7th 2020, 5:32 PM 24,859 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months
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Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 1:41 PM 57,297 Views 69 Comments

A petition signed by 25,000 people called for maternity leave to be extended due to a lack of childcare for women returning to work.

Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy
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Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy

May 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 17,862 Views 24 Comments

The Finance Minister had said previously that it wasn’t possible to change the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme to suit each individual.

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
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Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

May 15th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,844 Views 19 Comments

In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
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Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 81,024 Views 33 Comments

New legislation will provide for extra paid leave for each parent of a child who is born, or adopted, from 1 November 2019.

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
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Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,765 Views 0 Comments

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'
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Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'

Jun 20th 2019, 3:08 PM 32,568 Views 68 Comments

Ialpa today said that female pilots in bogus self-employment are not guaranteed a job when they return after having a baby.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth

Aug 2nd 2018, 10:10 AM 25,529 Views 57 Comments

Ardern’s partner, TV fishing show host Clarke Gayford, plans to be a stay-at-home dad.

Column: 'We are required to provide a sick cert to cover the period of absence to give birth'
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Column: 'We are required to provide a sick cert to cover the period of absence to give birth'

Jul 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 46,698 Views 40 Comments

If we have any hope of enticing more women into public office here in Ireland, the existing policy on maternity supports and arrangements needs significant reform, writes Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee.

Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore
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Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore

Jul 3rd 2018, 4:33 PM 10,577 Views 0 Comments

Is anyone surprised?

6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings
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6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings

Apr 24th 2018, 4:19 PM 7,109 Views 1 Comment

Here’s our pick of Irish events you can happily cart your new baby along to, exploding nappies and all.

Parents Panel: How did you find returning to work after maternity leave?
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Parents Panel: How did you find returning to work after maternity leave?

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:20 PM 1,933 Views 0 Comments

‘My office gave me all the facilities to pump and store breastmilk during the day, including a small fridge.’

Here's why this Maryland politician's decision to breastfeed in her campaign video is so important
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# Time Off

Here's why this Maryland politician's decision to breastfeed in her campaign video is so important

Mar 22nd 2018, 4:47 PM 1,995 Views 0 Comments

TDs and councillors not getting maternity leave in Ireland is a huge problem.

'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister
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'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister

Dec 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,136 Views 24 Comments

Maternity leave was extended for mothers of premature babies back in October – but not for parents of infants born before then.

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
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'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 28,759 Views 33 Comments

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave
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Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave

Sep 26th 2017, 12:48 PM 46,666 Views 73 Comments

Legislation states that a representative must resign if they haven’t attended a meeting in six months.

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
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Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Jun 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,331 Views 58 Comments

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
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FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 71,334 Views 26 Comments

Women in Ireland get some of the longest maternity leave periods in Europe – but also some of the lowest-paid.

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year
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Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year

Apr 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 19,307 Views 12 Comments

One mother said the current system is unfair but it isn’t something you think about until you find yourself in that situation.

Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'
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Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'

Mar 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 305 Views 50 Comments

An economic downturn isn’t an acceptable excuse for unfair treatment of pregnant women, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000
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Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000

Mar 9th 2017, 10:28 PM 47,571 Views 56 Comments

The woman was told “business is business, enjoy your maternity” when she was sacked.

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 14,885 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.

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
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Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,440 Views 31 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

Having a child has a major negative impact on women's take-home pay
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Having a child has a major negative impact on women's take-home pay

Aug 23rd 2016, 2:51 PM 12,951 Views 55 Comments

The latest figures from a British study back-up other similar findings in Ireland and the US.

'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'
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'What if he says a new word? What if he forgets me? The back-to-work guilts are the worst'

Jan 29th 2016, 8:00 AM 104 Views 85 Comments

The fear of missing out is something every mother experiences returning to work after maternity leave, writes Jennifer Ryan Moran.

Paternity leave could be in place by September
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Paternity leave could be in place by September

Jan 26th 2016, 7:39 PM 19,368 Views 34 Comments

Ireland is currently one of the few countries that does not offer paternity leave.

'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'
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'When my maternity leave was over I cried when I dropped my son at crèche for the first time'

Nov 15th 2015, 8:00 AM 4,408 Views 58 Comments

It’s ok to not feel ok when you return to work after maternity leave, writes Tracey Gunn.

One of the world's top tech companies is giving staff 'unlimited' parental leave
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One of the world's top tech companies is giving staff 'unlimited' parental leave

Aug 5th 2015, 10:45 AM 17,633 Views 14 Comments

Netflix said it made the move to hold onto its best talent.

Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k
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Woman overlooked for promotion due to maternity leave awarded €70k

Jun 19th 2015, 8:23 PM 41,541 Views 57 Comments

The employee says the insurance company said ‘bring it on’ when she said she would go to the Equality Tribunal.

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