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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
# New Parents
# New Parents

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

Jul 29th 2020, 7:26 PM 33,506 Views 57 Comments

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
# 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 30,734 Views 24 Comments

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 Parents
# New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 80,970 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.

# paternity-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 30,305 Views 25 Comments

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
# Paternity Leave
# Paternity Leave

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

Nov 5th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,200 Views 31 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why supporting paternity leave makes smart business sense

Oct 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,538 Views 9 Comments

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
# Paternity Leave
# Paternity Leave

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

May 23rd 2018, 3:05 PM 46,286 Views 33 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

Apr 6th 2018, 9:55 AM 24,448 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.

# paternity-leave - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 7:00 AM 167,341 Views 57 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should paternity leave be made compulsory in Ireland?

Dec 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,651 Views 67 Comments

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
# Family Poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?

Nov 8th 2017, 5:27 PM 471 Views 0 Comments

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

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.

# paternity-leave - 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.

# paternity-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 14,879 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.

# paternity-leave - Thursday 20 October, 2016

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club
# Filling In For Enda
# Filling In For Enda

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

Oct 20th 2016, 12:04 PM 18,540 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# paternity-leave - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Paternity leave could be in place by September
# Newborns
# Newborns

Paternity leave could be in place by September

Jan 26th 2016, 7:39 PM 19,359 Views 34 Comments

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
# Baby Steps
# Baby Steps

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

Aug 5th 2015, 10:45 AM 17,619 Views 14 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should dads get 12 months paternity leave?

Jun 10th 2015, 9:35 AM 18,174 Views 95 Comments

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

# paternity-leave - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

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

This letter to the Telegraph on paternity leave is rather excellent

Feb 11th 2015, 1:45 PM 5,422 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Jan 21st 2015, 7:00 PM 17,061 Views 55 Comments

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
# Dads
# Dads

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

Jan 20th 2015, 10:22 PM 46,894 Views 83 Comments

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
# From Here To...
# From Here To...

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Jun 28th 2013, 8:45 PM 11,440 Views 61 Comments

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
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Apr 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,928 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.

# paternity-leave - Sunday 15 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 15th 2012, 6:00 PM 44 Views 39 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 10th 2011, 10:00 AM 70 Views 30 Comments

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
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

UK plans for parents to share maternity leave

Jan 17th 2011, 12:17 PM 395 Views 0 Comments

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