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#Parental Leave

From TheJournal.ie Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

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

From TheJournal.ie Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September Unpaid Leave

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

This will increase the unpaid parental leave from 18 weeks to 22 weeks from 1 September 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Diageo to offer 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave to male employees in Ireland Paternity Leave

Diageo to offer 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave to male employees in Ireland

Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.

From TheJournal.ie Parental Leave: 'Fathers have moved on from sitting in the pub next door to the hospital - Ireland has not' Opinion

Parental Leave: 'Fathers have moved on from sitting in the pub next door to the hospital - Ireland has not'

A lot of what governs Ireland is stuck in the 1960s and hasn’t moved on at all. Parental Leave is one such thing, writes Derek Power.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: Maternity, paternity and parental leave - how much time do new parents get? Factfind

FactFind: Maternity, paternity and parental leave - how much time do new parents get?

Male same-sex couples are now also being recognised under the parental leave proposal.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced Parental Leave

'It's about a culture change': New welfare payment which could benefit up to 60,000 parents announced

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year Budget 2019

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

From TheJournal.ie European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments EU

European Parliament proposes new rules for parents to juggle work and home commitments

This will include the right to flexible working hours for parents with children 10 years and under.

From TheJournal.ie Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe Mandatory And Compulsory

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

The Irish Times reports today that the government is planning on introducing both two weeks’ paid parental leave and mandatory paternity leave.

From TheJournal.ie Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months Work Life Balance

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave?

A case this week shed light on our current entitlements.

From TheJournal.ie Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion Research

Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion

28% of people working in technical roles believe fathers may be viewed as less committed to their job if they take full parental leave.

From TheJournal.ie New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave Baby Time

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave

Two separate schemes are being rolled out.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should mothers and fathers be allowed share parental leave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should mothers and fathers be allowed share parental leave?

New plans could see more mothers re-enter the workforce.

From TheJournal.ie No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers From Here To...

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Joan Burton says paternity leave would not only need a new law, but have significant cost implications for employers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should paid parental leave cover a child's first year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paid parental leave cover a child's first year?

That proposal has been made in a submission to the National Early Years Strategy – but what do you think?

From TheJournal.ie TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs Dáil Éireann

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl will introduce a bill which would formally give female TDs some time off if they fall pregnant.

From TheJournal.ie Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks Parental Leave

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.

From TheJournal.ie Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court Equality

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

A woman who has become a mother via a surrogate is seeking maternity benefit has failed in her case at the Equality Tribunal. The Equality Authority is pushing for equal benefits.

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 Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were "completely inappropriate", says head of ISME

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.

From TheJournal.ie Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU Maternity

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

But ISME warns employers won’t hire “buxom young women” if they’re forced to top up maternity pay.