New Paternity Leave for FathersSome clarification on the Budget 2016 announcements.

At the moment, fathers are not entitled to a set period of leave (paternity leave) on the birth of their children nor payment for leave in the Republic of Ireland. The Budget for 2016 will provide for 2 weeks paid Paternity Leave for fathers of children born from September 2016 onwards. The state payment to fathers will be at the same rate as maternity leave benefit of €230 per week, subject to PRSI entitlements. Further information will be available in the coming weeks on the arrangements for this.

If you have any queries in relation to leave issues, please do not hesitate to contact