Self-employed fathers to get two weeks’ paternity leave

Fathers to be paid €230 per week from Department of Social Protection

12th June, 2016
New fathers will be entitled to two weeks paternity leave regardless of wether they are self employed or not Pic: iStock

Self-employed fathers are set to qualify for two weeks of paternity leave from September onwards.

The scheme will apply to fathers working in PAYE jobs in the public and private sector. But it has emerged that the self-employed will also be covered.

They will be paid €230 per week from the Department of Social Protection if they take time off work after the arrival of a new baby. The paid leave has to be taken...

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