Good news for fathers with extra paternity leave on the way.
“Legislation to introduce two weeks paid paternity leave for fathers is expected to be passed before the Dáil summer break, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has said.
Speaking with Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar at Farmleigh, in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday, Ms Fitzgerald said the legislation, due to be published on Monday, would be discussed in the Dáil at the end of the week.
The plan to introduce paid paternity leave had been welcomed on all sides of the house, she said, and with co-operation, it would get through in time to introduce the payment from September.”
Read Our Page on what parental leave working parents are currently entitled.