WATCH: Report finds that nearly 30% of men believe taking paternity leave may be detrimental to their career

The report by Hayes Ireland also shows that 52% of Irish employees think new fathers aren't taking their paternity leave

According to the Gender Diversity Report from Hays Ireland, 52% of Irish employees think new fathers aren't taking their paternity leave. 

250 men and women were surveyed and nearly 40% of fathers said they feared that if they took their full entitlement, it would have a negative impact on their finances. A further 28% said they feared that if they took the full paternity leave, they may be viewed as being less committed to their career. 

Newstalk's Breakfast's Paul Williams was joined on air by Richard Eardley, Marketing Director of Hayes Ireland, to discuss the findings... 

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