Saturday December 7, 2019

Politicians to get maternity leave following complaints

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

@aiden_corkery
1st December, 2019
Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth has previously highlighted how she had to get a sick cert from Leinster House staff when she was pregnant (Pic: Rolling News)

Maternity leave could soon be introduced for politicians due to complaints that its absence is discouraging women from entering politics.

John Paul Phelan, the minister of state for local government, told TDs and senators last week that both councillors and TDs were affected by the lack of maternity and paternity leave which he said was something that all public servants should be entitled to.

Fianna Fáil TD Niamh Smyth has previously highlighted how she had...

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