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#Parental Leave

# parental-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.

# parental-leave - Friday 26 April, 2013

Poll: Should paid parental leave cover a child’s first year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should paid parental leave cover a child’s first year?

That proposal has been made in a submission to the National Early Years Strategy – but what do you think?

# parental-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.

# parental-leave - Friday 8 March, 2013

Parental leave extended from 14 weeks to 18 weeks

Parents returning back to work from parental leave will also be allowed to request a change in their working hours or pattern.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Equality Authority: Surrogacy case goes to higher court

A woman who has become a mother via a surrogate is seeking maternity benefit has failed in her case at the Equality Tribunal. The Equality Authority is pushing for equal benefits.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Column: How to make parental leave work for dads in Ireland too

Journalist Philip O’Connor says the system of parental leave in Sweden, where he lives, benefits children, parents and the unemployed – and it is ideal for recessionary Ireland.

# parental-leave - Wednesday 20 October, 2010

Buxom young woman comments were “completely inappropriate”, says head of ISME Maternity

Buxom young woman comments were “completely inappropriate”, says head of ISME

Mark Fielding has apologised for his comments concerning the employment prospects of young women under new proposed maternity -leave laws.

Parliament to vote on extending paid parental leave across EU

But ISME warns employers won’t hire “buxom young women” if they’re forced to top up maternity pay.