COMMENT: A fortnight off won’t be much help to new fathers

COMMENT: A fortnight off won’t be much help to new fathers
Is it enough? Pic: Pixabay

It's a step in the right direction, but two weeks is simply not long enough

Budget 2016 announced that from September fathers in Ireland, for the first time, will be able to avail of a paternity benefit linked to a new two weeks’ statutory paternity leave. This is a very welcome development.

The first months of a child’s life are very important in establishing secure attachment relationships with both parents. In order for these important relationships to flourish, parents need to feel supported themselves and to know that they can turn...

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