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#Paternity Leave

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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

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

# paternity-leave - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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

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

# paternity-leave - Monday 7 October, 2019

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.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

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

Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.

# paternity-leave - Monday 5 November, 2018

More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016

51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.

# paternity-leave - Friday 12 October, 2018

Why supporting paternity leave makes smart business sense

The Government needs to legislate for employers to provide a payment top-up to make the additional two weeks paternity leave an option for families, writes Christopher Paye.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Compensation for dad who was sacked just 11 days after birth of new baby

The man’s boss congratulated him on the new arrival but then proceeded to tell him that he was being made redundant.

# paternity-leave - Friday 6 April, 2018

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.

# paternity-leave - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

'Having seen how much my wife went through, it felt so wrong to be heading out the door'

As a father, I’ve found returning to work after a few days very difficult, writes Eric Nolan.

# paternity-leave - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Poll: Should paternity leave be made compulsory in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be made compulsory in Ireland?

Campaigners in France want to make it obligatory in order to stop employers bullying fathers back into work.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?

Over 27,000 fathers have availed of paternity leave so far.

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

“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.

# paternity-leave - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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

Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.

# paternity-leave - Friday 3 March, 2017

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

The initiative allows fathers to take two weeks off work to help care for their babies, if they have enough PRSI contributions.

# paternity-leave - Thursday 20 October, 2016

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# paternity-leave - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Paternity leave could be in place by September

Ireland is currently one of the few countries that does not offer paternity leave.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

One of the world's top tech companies is giving staff 'unlimited' parental leave

Netflix said it made the move to hold onto its best talent.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Poll: Should dads get 12 months paternity leave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should dads get 12 months paternity leave?

The plan has been put in place at Virgin for new dads.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge This letter to the Telegraph on paternity leave is rather excellent Papa

This letter to the Telegraph on paternity leave is rather excellent

Oh, what could have been.

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Bosses aren't happy about proposals to give dads two weeks paid paternity leave

Last night Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he was confident this provision would be included in the Family Leave Bill.

# paternity-leave - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Irish fathers look set to benefit from two weeks paid paternity leave

Junior minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he’s confident this provision will be included in new legislation currently being drafted.

# paternity-leave - Friday 28 June, 2013

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.

# paternity-leave - Friday 19 April, 2013

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.

# paternity-leave - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Column: ‘Those first months were magical’ – a dad’s paternity leave plea

Statutory paternity leave would help shift the attitudes of a whole society, argues Andrew Doherty – recalling the birth of his own children.

# paternity-leave - Saturday 10 December, 2011

Column: We must introduce paternity leave – for the sake of women, too

Paternity leave isn’t just an issue for fathers, writes Senator Ivana Bacik – it would help women finally achieve equality in the workplace.

# paternity-leave - Monday 17 January, 2011

UK plans for parents to share maternity leave

Nick Clegg says the UK’s current system is ‘Edwardian’ – and introduces a new regime that lets fathers share the time off.