Wednesday April 1, 2020

Fathers urged to avail of new paternity leave rules

Varadkar will be disappointed with less than 50 per cent take-up

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
2nd August, 2016
Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar Pic: RollingNews.ie

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar has said he will be disappointed if less than half of would-be fathers take paternity leave.

Fathers working in PAYE jobs in the public and private sector, as well as the self-employed, will be paid €230 per week from the Department of Social Protection for a two-week period – as long as their child is born after September 1.

“We do know from other countries that take up in some cases...

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