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#Maternity Leave

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 28 June, 2022

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year
# Milestone
# Milestone

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year

Jun 28th 2022, 5:24 PM 9,673 Views 7 Comments

Councillors can also be given funding to hire someone to assist with secretarial work.

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all

Jun 28th 2022, 8:28 AM 6,276 Views 11 Comments

Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.

# maternity-leave - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy
# Irish Cancer Society
# Irish Cancer Society

Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:35 PM 6,105 Views 1 Comment

Approximately 60 women are impacted by the legislation every year, according to the Society.

# maternity-leave - Monday 1 November, 2021

Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 12:48 PM 54,538 Views 49 Comments

McEntee gave birth to a boy in April, becoming the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet.

# maternity-leave - Monday 29 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 29th 2021, 12:49 PM 10,532 Views 33 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Thursday 11 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 11th 2021, 1:16 PM 55,041 Views 90 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Monday 8 March, 2021

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

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

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 43,882 Views 91 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Sunday 7 March, 2021

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

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

Mar 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 41,917 Views 59 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Friday 15 January, 2021

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby
# New Baby
# New Baby

Justice Minister plans to take maternity leave after having her baby

Jan 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 39,385 Views 88 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Monday 28 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 28th 2020, 9:21 AM 28,741 Views 84 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

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

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,882 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 - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,660 Views 57 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Friday 17 July, 2020

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,703 Views 53 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 14th 2020, 8:00 AM 30,791 Views 24 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Monday 13 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 13th 2020, 7:19 PM 52,134 Views 39 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 7th 2020, 5:32 PM 24,865 Views 20 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

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

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 1:41 PM 57,359 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.

# maternity-leave - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

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

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

May 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 17,879 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 - Friday 15 May, 2020

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
# Temporary Wage Subsidy
# Temporary Wage Subsidy

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

May 15th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,878 Views 19 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Monday 7 October, 2019

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks
# New Parents
# New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 81,107 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.

# maternity-leave - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 59,985 Views 0 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'
# Bogus Self-employment
# Bogus Self-employment

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

Jun 20th 2019, 3:08 PM 32,602 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.

# maternity-leave - Thursday 2 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 2nd 2018, 10:10 AM 25,552 Views 53 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 46,705 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.

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore
# Goat
From The Daily Edge
# Goat

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

Jul 3rd 2018, 4:33 PM 10,688 Views 0 Comments

Is anyone surprised?

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 24th 2018, 4:19 PM 7,513 Views 1 Comment

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:20 PM 1,945 Views 0 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Here's why this Maryland politician's decision to breastfeed in her campaign video is so important
# Time Off
From The Daily Edge
# 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 2,000 Views 0 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Monday 18 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,144 Views 24 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Monday 2 October, 2017

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

'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 28,777 Views 33 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 26th 2017, 12:48 PM 46,698 Views 70 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,389 Views 58 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 73,879 Views 26 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 4 April, 2017

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

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 19,326 Views 15 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

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

Mar 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 312 Views 50 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Thursday 9 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 9th 2017, 10:28 PM 47,761 Views 56 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - 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 14,913 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.

# maternity-leave - Monday 30 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,648 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.

# maternity-leave - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

Having a child has a major negative impact on women's take-home pay
# Gender Pay Gap
# Gender Pay Gap

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

Aug 23rd 2016, 2:51 PM 12,995 Views 55 Comments

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

# maternity-leave - Friday 29 January, 2016

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

'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 117 Views 85 Comments

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

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