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# Paternity Leave

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Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work
Three months paternity leave isn’t the norm – but it’s good for both family and employer, says Shane Doyle
'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.
'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.
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.
Diageo to offer 26 weeks fully paid paternity leave to male employees in Ireland
Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.
More than 51,000 fathers have taken paternity leave since September 2016
51,409 fathers have been awarded leave since the scheme began.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September
Dublin had the highest number of recipients, while Leitrim had the lowest.
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.
Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club
Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.
Paternity leave could be in place by September
Ireland is currently one of the few countries that does not offer paternity leave.
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.
Poll: Should dads get 12 months paternity leave?
The plan has been put in place at Virgin for new dads.
This letter to the Telegraph on paternity leave is rather excellent
Oh, what could have been.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.