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#Parental Leave

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 39,220 Views 88 Comments

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

'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 33,560 Views 57 Comments

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

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.

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September
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Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

Jul 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 67,937 Views 41 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2019, 4:52 PM 30,350 Views 25 Comments

Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.

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

Apr 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 36,192 Views 78 Comments

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.

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 57,677 Views 30 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,413 Views 59 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

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

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,369 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

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

Jul 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 20,002 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Apr 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 1,182 Views 20 Comments

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

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?
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Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

Apr 6th 2018, 9:55 AM 24,452 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Feb 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 26,586 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Sep 27th 2017, 5:18 PM 659 Views 1 Comment

A case this week shed light on our current entitlements.

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

Sep 26th 2017, 8:44 AM 10,692 Views 64 Comments

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

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave
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New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave

Jun 11th 2016, 1:23 PM 35,973 Views 54 Comments

Two separate schemes are being rolled out.

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

Apr 6th 2015, 9:47 AM 20,248 Views 101 Comments

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

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers
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No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Jun 28th 2013, 8:45 PM 11,446 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Apr 26th 2013, 9:49 AM 13,636 Views 96 Comments

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

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs
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TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Apr 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,936 Views 69 Comments

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

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks
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Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Mar 8th 2013, 10:12 PM 41,923 Views 72 Comments

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

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court
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Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

Jul 10th 2012, 1:13 PM 5,150 Views 9 Comments

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.

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.

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

Oct 20th 2010, 4:48 PM 1,169 Views 4 Comments

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

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU
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Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

Oct 20th 2010, 12:37 PM 1,097 Views 9 Comments

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