Inside Story: Women at work: How to get back to business

Many Irish women find re-entering the workplace after starting a family a daunting process, writes Aoife Kavanagh.

19th October, 2014
Dearbhalla Baveira of Clearbird Consulting with her children Luke, 5, Paul, 8, and twins Alia and Maya, 2. Picture: Maura Hickey

Making the decision to leave a full-time job to stay at home with the children has become a rite of passage for many Irish women over the past few decades – and for some Irish men too. Jumping off the merry-go-round is the easy bit, but climbing back on can be daunting, regardless of how fast you were spinning before you stopped.

With the end of austerity budgets and the economy slowly finding its feet,...

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