McEntee’s husband wants more men to take six months of parental leave

Paul Hickey, the spouse of the Minister for Justice, has been granted the time off to raise their baby son by his employer, pharma firm Novartis Ireland

7th November, 2021
McEntee’s husband wants more men to take six months of parental leave
Paul Hickey: ‘Men kick on in their careers, and women take time off and then they don't get to catch up. I think parity of leave for parents is an essential ingredient for gender equality in the workplace.” Picture: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The husband of Helen McEntee is hoping that his decision to take six months of paid parental leave to mind their new baby will convince other men to do the same and other companies to facilitate it.

McEntee became the first cabinet minister to give birth during her term in office when the couple’s son was born last April, and the first to take six months of maternity leave.

Now her husband, Paul...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Elaine Byrne: Culture of discrimination won’t change until men tire of it too

Bacik proposes paid leave for post-abortion complications

The murder of Ashling Murphy has heightened awareness of gender violence and potentially created the conditions for change

James McDermott: If cash is no longer king, it shouldn’t be persona non grata either