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# fathers - Tuesday 5 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 5th 2021, 12:05 AM 40,960 Views 35 Comments

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

# fathers - Saturday 2 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 12,990 Views 0 Comments

You don’t know you’re born, for one.

# fathers - Friday 22 December, 2017

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

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.

# fathers - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 8th 2017, 6:30 AM 12,898 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.

# fathers - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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

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.

# fathers - Friday 3 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:10 AM 14,879 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.

# fathers - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day
# New Arrival
# New Arrival

Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day

Jun 19th 2016, 3:36 PM 31,224 Views 44 Comments

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

# fathers - Sunday 14 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 14th 2016, 1:00 PM 175,753 Views 58 Comments

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

# fathers - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

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

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

Jan 12th 2016, 2:42 PM 7,646 Views 4 Comments

What about the dads?

# fathers - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

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

'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 36,898 Views 140 Comments

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

# fathers - Sunday 21 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 21st 2015, 1:44 PM 15,721 Views 2 Comments

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

# fathers - Saturday 4 April, 2015

These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads

Apr 4th 2015, 3:00 PM 9,964 Views 24 Comments

Scientists have observed the behaviour in the rhesus macaque species.

# fathers - Friday 20 March, 2015

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

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

Mar 20th 2015, 8:00 AM 5,222 Views 52 Comments

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

# fathers - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

This new Dove ad celebrates dads, and it's super cute
# Daddy
From The Daily Edge
# Daddy

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.

# fathers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 9th 2014, 7:00 PM 530 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.'
# Fathers
# Fathers

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

Aug 9th 2014, 12:00 PM 422 Views 88 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.

# fathers - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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

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
# Missing You
# Missing You

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

Jun 15th 2014, 10:45 AM 11,794 Views 41 Comments

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

# fathers - Saturday 14 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 14th 2014, 7:00 PM 563 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.

# fathers - Friday 13 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 13th 2014, 3:43 PM 35,694 Views 39 Comments

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

# fathers - Sunday 1 June, 2014

8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best
# Daaaad
From The Daily Edge
# Daaaad

8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best

Jun 1st 2014, 9:30 AM 36,789 Views 69 Comments

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

# fathers - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'
# Guilt Trip
# Guilt Trip

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

Mar 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 220 Views 56 Comments

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

# fathers - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 51 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?

# fathers - Sunday 16 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 120 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.

# fathers - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.
# Child's Play
# Child's Play

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

Feb 8th 2014, 12:00 PM 4,698 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.

# fathers - Thursday 30 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 30th 2014, 12:54 PM 617 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.

# fathers - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs
# One Parent Family
# One Parent Family

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

Jan 18th 2014, 10:45 AM 19,441 Views 96 Comments

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

# fathers - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 25th 2013, 5:00 PM 30,443 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.

# fathers - Friday 1 November, 2013

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

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Nov 1st 2013, 3:02 PM 20,046 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.

# fathers - Friday 20 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 20th 2013, 12:01 AM 12,829 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.

# fathers - Sunday 16 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 7:30 PM 82 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.

# fathers - Saturday 15 June, 2013

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards
# Socks And Slippers
From The Daily Edge
# Socks And Slippers

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards

Jun 15th 2013, 9:30 AM 28,389 Views 10 Comments

For your auld da.

# fathers - Sunday 12 May, 2013

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

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

May 12th 2013, 8:15 AM 77 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.

# fathers - Friday 7 September, 2012

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

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.

# fathers - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia
# Age Matters
# Age Matters

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia

Aug 23rd 2012, 3:41 PM 5,936 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.

# fathers - Sunday 17 June, 2012

8 terrible Father's Day presents
# Ta-daa!
From The Daily Edge
# 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.

# fathers - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

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

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

Feb 28th 2012, 2:30 PM 118 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.

# fathers - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

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

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

Sep 21st 2011, 7:30 PM 202 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.

# fathers - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns
# Child Development
# Child Development

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

May 11th 2011, 12:49 PM 940 Views 0 Comments

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

# fathers - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Irish mothers want more 'me' time
# Parenting
# Parenting

Irish mothers want more 'me' time

Mar 23rd 2011, 2:26 PM 1,106 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.