Self-employed dads less likely to take paternity leave benefit
Figures show around 13,345 PAYE fathers have taken paternity leave, compared with just 1,222 self-employed fathers
A ‘paternity-leave divide’ is emerging, with self-employed fathers far less likely to take up the benefit than PRSI workers.
Since September, every father of a newborn child was given the right to two weeks’ paid leave at a cost of around €11 million per year.
The latest figures show around 13,345 PAYE fathers have taken paternity leave, compared with just 1,222 self-employed fathers.
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