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#Paternity Leave

# paternity-leave - Last year 2021

Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 12 weeks paternity leave helped me at home - and in work

Jul 25th 2021, 7:30 AM 21,633 Views 14 Comments

Three months paternity leave isn’t the norm – but it’s good for both family and employer, says Shane Doyle

# paternity-leave - All time

'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 33,689 Views 57 Comments

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
# 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 30,804 Views 24 Comments

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 Parents
# New Parents

Paid maternity and paternity leave to be extended by two weeks

Oct 7th 2019, 8:33 AM 81,124 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.

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 30,436 Views 24 Comments

Diageo is introducing the paid paternity scheme from 1 July.

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 12,221 Views 31 Comments

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

Why supporting paternity leave makes smart business sense
# Opinion
# Opinion

Why supporting paternity leave makes smart business sense

Oct 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 11,589 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.

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 46,373 Views 31 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory?

Apr 6th 2018, 9:55 AM 24,480 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.

'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 167,382 Views 58 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should paternity leave be made compulsory in Ireland?

Dec 30th 2017, 8:30 AM 21,667 Views 76 Comments

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?
# Family Poll
# Family Poll

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory for fathers?

Nov 8th 2017, 5:27 PM 488 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 12,925 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.

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 17,234 Views 54 Comments

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

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 14,928 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.

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club
Live Oct 20th 2016, 12:04 PM

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

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

Paternity leave could be in place by September

Jan 26th 2016, 7:39 PM 19,388 Views 34 Comments

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
# Baby Steps
# Baby Steps

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

Aug 5th 2015, 10:45 AM 17,654 Views 14 Comments

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

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 18,204 Views 95 Comments

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

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 5,447 Views 0 Comments

Oh, what could have been.

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 17,099 Views 56 Comments

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
# Dads
# Dads

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

Jan 20th 2015, 10:22 PM 46,933 Views 83 Comments

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

No plans to introduce paid paternity leave for new fathers

Jun 28th 2013, 8:45 PM 11,475 Views 61 Comments

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
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

TDs to debate legislation giving maternity leave rights to TDs

Apr 19th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,954 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.

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 51 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.

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 90 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.

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 412 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.