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17.50 23 Apr 2019


The Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD and the Minister of State with responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, today announced that from this November all new parents in employment or self-employment will be able to avail of a new Parental Leave scheme offering two weeks leave and benefit to spend with their new babies during their first year.

Ultimately, parents will be able to benefit from seven weeks leave each under the scheme as it develops incrementally over the next three years.

ISME's Neil McDonnell and solicitor Richard Grogan discussed with Jonathan Healy.


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