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#Parental Leave

# parental-leave - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Play golf on paternity leave? You're lucky to have time to breathe

The government is reportedly considering making paid paternity leave mandatory for all new fathers.

# parental-leave - Friday 6 April, 2018

Poll: Should paternity leave be mandatory? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

# parental-leave - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you feel that you had sufficient maternity or paternity leave?

A case this week shed light on our current entitlements.

# parental-leave - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Some new fathers fear taking parental leave will hamper their chances of promotion

28% of people working in technical roles believe fathers may be viewed as less committed to their job if they take full parental leave.

# parental-leave - Saturday 11 June, 2016

New parents to receive extra four weeks of parental leave

Two separate schemes are being rolled out.

# parental-leave - Monday 6 April, 2015

Poll: Should mothers and fathers be allowed share parental leave? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should mothers and fathers be allowed share parental leave?

New plans could see more mothers re-enter the workforce.

# 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.