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New scheme will give parents two weeks’ paid parental leave

10 October 2018

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has announced that parents are to receive two extra weeks’ paid leave to every parent of a child in their first year.

The new paid leave scheme was announced in the Budget for 2019 and will take effect from November 2019.

Donohoe said that it is the government’s intention to “increase this to seven extra weeks over time”.

This new paid leave scheme is on top the maternity and paternity leave options already in place.


Read about the current Maternity Leave that is in place at present here.

Read about the current Paternity Leave that is in place at present here.