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# fathers - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge 13 things every Irish father knows to be true (and won't hear any different) Irish Fathers

13 things every Irish father knows to be true (and won't hear any different)

You don’t know you’re born, for one.

# fathers - Friday 22 December, 2017

Almost 30,000 fathers have taken paternity benefit since it was introduced

Self-employed fathers, parents adopting a child and same-sex couples are eligible to apply.

# fathers - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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.

# fathers - Sunday 16 April, 2017

County breakdown: 10,640 fathers have taken paternity leave since September

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

# fathers - Friday 3 March, 2017

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.

# fathers - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Dads get a paternity leave boost for Father's Day

Tomorrow will see the publication of the Paternity Bill, a first for Ireland.

# fathers - Sunday 14 February, 2016

Fathers have rights and they just got a lot stronger this year

There’s been a radical overhaul of father’s rights in areas of access, custody and guardianship.

# fathers - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad GloHeath

# fathers - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men

More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.

# fathers - Sunday 21 June, 2015

'Dad, I hope to be half the man you are' - Touching messages from Irish soldiers overseas

They’re missing their dads today – and their own children.

# fathers - Saturday 4 April, 2015

These male monkeys like hanging out with the lads

Scientists have observed the behaviour in the rhesus macaque species.

# fathers - Friday 20 March, 2015

The rights of unmarried fathers are being changed – but is it enough?

Unmarried fathers in Ireland need greater clarity when it comes to their rights

# fathers - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge This new Dove ad celebrates dads, and it's super cute Daddy

# fathers - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Stay at Home Dads: I was put through things a mother would never face to get custody

I went through a long stressful time in the Family Law Courts trying in vain to get custody of of my children – but it was worth it.

Stay at Home Dads: 'For now, this is my career. My daughter is my priority.'

As for the future, I will go back to work, in my own time. I feel the pressure of not having a “career” right now.

# fathers - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: An apology on Father’s Day (or oops! I did it again!)

Mums, let us take a vow to truly appreciate every father’s parenting style.

'I will be home soon, son': Irish soldiers stationed abroad mark Father's Day

Members of the Defence Forces who are serving in Syria, Lebanon and Mali have sent messages home to their families.

# fathers - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Opinion: Where does fatherhood feature in story of mother-and-baby homes?

Interestingly, in all the coverage about mother-and-baby homes over the past few weeks, the role of the fathers hasn’t been addressed to any extent.

# fathers - Friday 13 June, 2014

WATCH: Here's what Irish dads mean to their children

What makes a good father – and how will you let him know tomorrow?

# fathers - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best Daaaad

8 pieces of proof that Dad jokes are the absolute best

Ah, c’mere, go ‘way, wait til I tell you.

# fathers - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Motherhood, guilt and the fantasy of 'choice'

Guilt may not be the defining emotion of motherhood but it is certainly one of the most consistent, writes Emily Hourican.

# fathers - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Column: The 'Mammy Wars' – do we judge each others' choices?

Andrea Mara writes: there are no universal truths about the different circumstances mothers find themselves in … and aren’t we all too busy, anyway, to have time to judge one another?

# fathers - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Column: Radical change on the way for (some) unmarried fathers

A groundbreaking new Bill could modernise family and child law to cater for the growing number of families whose needs are not adequately addressed in current law, writes Margot Doherty.

# fathers - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Column: Think playdates are all fun and games? Think again.

Playdates are basically the office parties of kid-land: the stakes are higher than they seem and opting out is harder than you think, writes Emily Hourican.

# fathers - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Column: Yes, I leave work on time – that doesn't mean I don't work hard

Employers need to ensure they’re not discriminating against working parents that are organised enough to leave at 5 o’clock – judge the output, not the hours, writes Andrea Mara.

# fathers - Saturday 18 January, 2014

Shared parenting "penalised" as single parents receive 2014 tax credit certs

Tax credits for single parents are now only available to one parent regardless of custody arrangements.

# fathers - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Abused husband was 'knocked out' and had knife 'lunged' at him

One man told of years of abuse and of how he will be forced to spend this Christmas away from his youngest daughter.

# fathers - Friday 1 November, 2013

Germany to allow new babies be neither male nor female

Parents now have the choice to leave the gender entry blank on birth certs but intersex groups are pushing for a third gender option to be included.

# fathers - Friday 20 September, 2013

Growing up in Ireland: Latest study findings show huge impact of recession on families

The long-term study focusing on childhood found a significant increase in the number of parents going through financial problems between 2008 and 2011.

# fathers - Sunday 16 June, 2013

Column: Fathers, appreciate time with your kids before they grow up

Parenting isn’t always easy but don’t forget to savour the time you have with your children when you have the chance, writes Adrian Millar.

# fathers - Saturday 15 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards Socks And Slippers

5 brilliantly Irish Father's Day cards

For your auld da.

# fathers - Sunday 12 May, 2013

Column: Are political families healthy for democracy?

Name recognition surely benefits politically candidacy both here and abroad, but it shouldn’t just be the Kennys, McEntees or the Clintons that are getting involved in the politics of shaping nations – we all should be, writes Larry Donnelly.

# fathers - Friday 7 September, 2012

Dads not so tough after all: testosterone drops when fathers with children

Fathers more responsive to children than previously thought.

# fathers - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Children of older fathers have increased chances of autism, schizophrenia

A study shows a 70-year-old man will pass on eight times as many genetic mutations to his child than a 20-year-old.

# fathers - Sunday 17 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge 8 terrible Father's Day presents Ta-daa! This post contains images

8 terrible Father's Day presents

If you love your dad… step away from the novelty ties.

# fathers - 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.

# fathers - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Column: Men need to help with gender equality - but it's good for them too

Ireland has a huge way to go in terms of gender equality but the onus is on men to do something about it, says Plan Ireland CEO David Dalton.

# fathers - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Arguing parents could harm children's sleep patterns

Parents who row could affect the sleeping patterns of their infants for significant periods of time, new research has suggested.

# fathers - Wednesday 23 March, 2011

Irish mothers want more 'me' time

While survey shows that 8 out of 10 women believe their partner is their greatest support in childcare, many say they get less than one hour a day to themselves.