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#Parental Leave

# parental-leave - Friday 1 July, 2022

State parental leave expanded to seven weeks
# Baby On Board
# Baby On Board

State parental leave expanded to seven weeks

Jul 1st 2022, 1:25 PM 21,432 Views 9 Comments

New parents can now take up to seven weeks leave as part of measures introduced by the Departments of Children and Social Protection.

# parental-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.

# parental-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.

# parental-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.

# parental-leave - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September
# Unpaid Leave
# Unpaid Leave

Four more weeks of unpaid parental leave available from September

Jul 25th 2019, 11:11 AM 67,969 Views 41 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

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

May 22nd 2019, 4:52 PM 30,416 Views 25 Comments

Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.

# parental-leave - Saturday 27 April, 2019

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

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 36,208 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.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 23 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 7:00 PM 57,975 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
# Parental Leave
# Parental Leave

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

Apr 23rd 2019, 9:12 AM 53,431 Views 58 Comments

Details of the Parental Leave scheme were announced this morning.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Parents to get an extra two weeks' paid parental leave from next year
# Budget 2019
# Budget 2019

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

Oct 9th 2018, 1:53 PM 41,383 Views 22 Comments

The measure will be introduced from November 2019.

# parental-leave - Saturday 21 July, 2018

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

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

Jul 21st 2018, 9:45 AM 20,010 Views 43 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe
# Mandatory And Compulsory
# Mandatory And Compulsory

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

Apr 7th 2018, 8:15 AM 1,201 Views 23 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Friday 6 April, 2018

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

Apr 6th 2018, 9:55 AM 24,471 Views 81 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months
# Work Life Balance
# Work Life Balance

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

Feb 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 26,597 Views 35 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 27th 2017, 5:18 PM 669 Views 1 Comment

A case this week shed light on our current entitlements.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

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

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

Sep 26th 2017, 8:44 AM 10,707 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.

# parental-leave - Saturday 11 June, 2016

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave
# Baby Time
# Baby Time

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave

Jun 11th 2016, 1:23 PM 35,983 Views 54 Comments

Two separate schemes are being rolled out.

# parental-leave - Monday 6 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 6th 2015, 9:47 AM 20,254 Views 101 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Friday 28 June, 2013

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

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Jun 28th 2013, 8:45 PM 11,463 Views 61 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Friday 26 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 26th 2013, 9:49 AM 13,644 Views 96 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Friday 19 April, 2013

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Apr 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,947 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 - Friday 8 March, 2013

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

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Mar 8th 2013, 10:12 PM 41,985 Views 73 Comments

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

# parental-leave - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

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

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

Jul 10th 2012, 1:13 PM 5,161 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.

# parental-leave - 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 137 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.

# parental-leave - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

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

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

Oct 20th 2010, 4:48 PM 1,188 Views 0 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
# Maternity
# Maternity

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

Oct 20th 2010, 12:37 PM 1,107 Views 9 Comments

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