Paid paternity leave a possibility under new plan

Paid paternity leave a possibility under new plan

Irish men could soon be able to get paid paternity leave when they have children.

Fianna Fáil's tabling a bill today which would allow women to share their maternity leave rights with the father of their child.

Irish law currently allows women to take 26 weeks of leave after they have their baby - but no paid leave for men.

The government is accepting Fianna Fail's plans which would allow women to transfer some of this paid leave to their partner.

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