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#Maternity Leave

# maternity-leave - Last month November 2022

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief
# Justice Minister
# Justice Minister

Helen McEntee begins maternity leave with Heather Humphreys taking over justice brief

Nov 25th 2022, 6:16 PM 32,032 Views 16 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys will take over the justice brief until 17 December.

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

New scheme to allow councillor appoint temporary substitute while on maternity leave

Nov 22nd 2022, 1:57 PM 7,244 Views 1 Comment

Currently, female councillors are office-holders rather than employees and are not covered by the statutory framework for maternity leave.

# maternity-leave - This year 2022

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year
# Milestone
# Milestone

Councillors can avail of paid maternity leave beginning next year

Jun 28th 2022, 5:24 PM 9,737 Views 7 Comments

Councillors can also be given funding to hire someone to assist with secretarial work.

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Opinion: It's time we designed a better politics for women that benefits us all

Jun 28th 2022, 8:28 AM 6,346 Views 12 Comments

Minister of State Peter Burke says he’s hoping to make real change for women in public life.

Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy
# Irish Cancer Society
# Irish Cancer Society

Calls for Govt to fix maternity leave issues for mothers diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy

Jun 23rd 2022, 3:35 PM 6,114 Views 1 Comment

Approximately 60 women are impacted by the legislation every year, according to the Society.

# maternity-leave - Last year 2021

Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave
# Back To Work
# Back To Work

Helen McEntee returns as Justice Minister today after six months maternity leave

Updated Nov 1st 2021, 12:48 PM 54,662 Views 49 Comments

McEntee gave birth to a boy in April, becoming the first woman to have a baby while serving in Cabinet.

Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group
# Local Government
# Local Government

Maternity leave for councillors to be examined by all-female group

Mar 29th 2021, 12:49 PM 10,559 Views 33 Comments

Councillors, TDs and senators currently have no right to take maternity leave.

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Justice Minister to take six months paid maternity leave from 30 April

Mar 11th 2021, 1:16 PM 55,076 Views 90 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this afternoon, the Taoiseach announced that the government would facilitate the minister’s maternity leave.

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign
# Maternity Issue
# Maternity Issue

Taoiseach says government is committed to facilitating McEntee's maternity leave and not have her resign

Updated Mar 8th 2021, 3:42 PM 43,893 Views 91 Comments

A Green Party councillor said today the lack of maternity leave is a “serious obstacle” for female politicians.

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Public won't be thankful if new minister appointed to replace McEntee during maternity leave, Nora Owen says

Mar 7th 2021, 1:22 PM 41,934 Views 59 Comments

Justice Minister Helen McEntee will become the first Cabinet minister to give birth while in office.

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 39,438 Views 88 Comments

There are no legal provisions for TDs to take parental leave.

# maternity-leave - All time

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Referendum may be needed to allow maternity leave for politicians, Taoiseach says

Dec 28th 2020, 9:21 AM 28,752 Views 84 Comments

Many legal experts, however, believe that more practical solutions can be found.

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?
# Houses Of The OIreachtas
# Houses Of The OIreachtas

Does the constitution need to be changed to allow TDs to take maternity leave?

Dec 12th 2020, 7:00 AM 13,930 Views 25 Comments

The Taoiseach has said that constitutional change could be needed to provide for TD maternity leave, but constitutional experts say otherwise.

'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.

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Opinion: Maternity leave in lockdown was no picnic, so please don't forget new parents

Jul 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 31,723 Views 53 Comments

New mother Patrice Hosford is asking the government to improve the leave entitlements currently available to new parents.

'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.

Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave
# Paid Leave
# Paid Leave

Parents of children born during pandemic to get additional three weeks leave

Jul 13th 2020, 7:19 PM 52,154 Views 39 Comments

There have been calls for maternity leave to be extended for those who recently had children.

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Micheál Martin to consider calls to extend maternity leave due to Covid-19 pandemic

Jul 7th 2020, 5:32 PM 24,872 Views 20 Comments

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald called for a 12-week extension to maternity leave and pay.

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months
# Covid-19 Pandemic
# Covid-19 Pandemic

Leo Varadkar tells Dáil he will consider extending maternity leave by three months

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 1:41 PM 57,389 Views 69 Comments

A petition signed by 25,000 people called for maternity leave to be extended due to a lack of childcare for women returning to work.

Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Paschal Donohoe is 'examining' maternity leave exclusion from Covid-19 wage subsidy

May 20th 2020, 10:33 AM 17,882 Views 24 Comments

The Finance Minister had said previously that it wasn’t possible to change the Covid-19 wage subsidy scheme to suit each individual.

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
# Temporary Wage Subsidy
# Temporary Wage Subsidy

Maternity leave exclusion from wage subsidy referred to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

May 15th 2020, 9:16 AM 20,891 Views 19 Comments

In order to be eligible for the scheme, employees need a pay slip from January or February this year.

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.

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Company ordered to pay €61,000 to woman who was 'discriminated against due to pregnancy'

Aug 21st 2019, 6:20 AM 60,018 Views 0 Comments

The general manager was effectively demoted after returning from maternity leave.

Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'
# Bogus Self-employment
# Bogus Self-employment

Some female pilots have to 'choose between terminating pregnancy or quitting'

Jun 20th 2019, 3:08 PM 32,617 Views 68 Comments

Ialpa today said that female pilots in bogus self-employment are not guaranteed a job when they return after having a baby.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to work 6 weeks after giving birth

Aug 2nd 2018, 10:10 AM 25,559 Views 53 Comments

Ardern’s partner, TV fishing show host Clarke Gayford, plans to be a stay-at-home dad.

Column: 'We are required to provide a sick cert to cover the period of absence to give birth'
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

Column: 'We are required to provide a sick cert to cover the period of absence to give birth'

Jul 17th 2018, 7:00 AM 46,731 Views 40 Comments

If we have any hope of enticing more women into public office here in Ireland, the existing policy on maternity supports and arrangements needs significant reform, writes Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee.

Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore
# Goat
From The Daily Edge
# Goat

Serena Williams' post-pregnancy return to tennis is bringing sexism in the game to the fore

Jul 3rd 2018, 4:33 PM 10,718 Views 0 Comments

Is anyone surprised?

6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

6 events for mums on maternity leave - from book clubs to baby-friendly movie screenings

Apr 24th 2018, 4:19 PM 7,644 Views 1 Comment

Here’s our pick of Irish events you can happily cart your new baby along to, exploding nappies and all.

Parents Panel: How did you find returning to work after maternity leave?
# Parents Panel
# Parents Panel

Parents Panel: How did you find returning to work after maternity leave?

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:20 PM 1,956 Views 0 Comments

‘My office gave me all the facilities to pump and store breastmilk during the day, including a small fridge.’

Here's why this Maryland politician's decision to breastfeed in her campaign video is so important
# Time Off
From The Daily Edge
# Time Off

Here's why this Maryland politician's decision to breastfeed in her campaign video is so important

Mar 22nd 2018, 4:47 PM 2,006 Views 0 Comments

TDs and councillors not getting maternity leave in Ireland is a huge problem.

'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister
# Maternity Leave
# Maternity Leave

'A disgrace': The mothers of premature babies who say they've been left behind by the Minister

Dec 18th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,156 Views 24 Comments

Maternity leave was extended for mothers of premature babies back in October – but not for parents of infants born before then.

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'
# Premature Baby
# Premature Baby

'My son had a 10% chance of survival and I only had 8 weeks paid leave when I got him home'

Oct 2nd 2017, 6:05 AM 28,790 Views 33 Comments

Calls for extended maternity leave and benefit for mothers of premature babies.

Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave
# Danielle Twomey
# Danielle Twomey

Cork councillor with young baby back at work after discovering she's not entitled to maternity leave

Sep 26th 2017, 12:48 PM 46,709 Views 70 Comments

Legislation states that a representative must resign if they haven’t attended a meeting in six months.

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Cllr Jennifer Whitmore: 'I'm shocked a breastfeeding politician was considered news'

Jun 27th 2017, 6:30 AM 19,417 Views 58 Comments

Maternity leave should be a universal right regardless of whether you are elected or unelected, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 74,194 Views 26 Comments

Women in Ireland get some of the longest maternity leave periods in Europe – but also some of the lowest-paid.

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year
# Premature
# Premature

Dáil to debate extending maternity leave for the 4,500 Irish mothers who start it in hospital every year

Apr 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 19,340 Views 15 Comments

One mother said the current system is unfair but it isn’t something you think about until you find yourself in that situation.

Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

Opinion: 'We don't need female traffic lights. We do need decent maternity pay'

Mar 28th 2017, 6:30 AM 312 Views 50 Comments

An economic downturn isn’t an acceptable excuse for unfair treatment of pregnant women, writes Lorraine Courtney.

Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000
# Compensation
# Compensation

Woman who was sacked when six months pregnant to receive €30,000

Mar 9th 2017, 10:28 PM 47,806 Views 56 Comments

The woman was told “business is business, enjoy your maternity” when she was sacked.

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.

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
# Family Visit
# Family Visit

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,716 Views 31 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

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