Bill entitled an Act to entitle certain employees who are relevant parents in relation to a child to employment leave for the purposes of enabling the employee to provide, or assist, in the provision of, care to the child or to provide support to the adopting mother, sole male adopter or mother of the child, as the case may be, or both; to entitle a surviving parent to employment leave on the death of a relevant parent; to extend the protection against unfair dismissals conferred by the Unfair Dismissals Act 1977; to provide for the payment of paternity benefit to certain persons and, for that purpose, to amend the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005; and to provide for related matters

Last updated: 27 Jul 2016

Sponsored by: Minister for Justice and Equality

Source: Government

Originating House: Dáil Éireann

History of this Act

Dáil Éireann
Seanad Éireann
Enacted Bill
  • Dáil First Stage

    16 Jun 2016

    Dáil First Stage

    The Bill is initiated or presented to the House

    16 Jun 2016

    Completed

  • Dáil Second Stage

    24 Jun 2016

    Dáil Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    24 Jun 2016

    Completed

  • Dáil Third Stage

    24 Jun 2016

    Dáil Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    24 Jun 2016

    Completed

  • Dáil Fourth Stage

    13 Jul 2016

    Dáil Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    13 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Dáil Fifth Stage

    13 Jul 2016

    Dáil Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made and it is set down for Second Stage in the Seanad (Also known as Final Stage)

    13 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Seanad First Stage

    The Bill is deemed to have passed Seanad First Stage

    n/a

    Completed

  • Seanad Second Stage

    15 Jul 2016

    Seanad Second Stage

    The general principles of the Bill are debated

    15 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Third Stage

    19 Jul 2016

    Seanad Third Stage

    The Bill is examined section by section and amendments may be made (Also known as Committee Stage)

    19 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Fourth Stage

    19 Jul 2016

    Seanad Fourth Stage

    Amendments arising out of Committee Stage are considered (Also known as Report Stage)

    19 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Seanad Fifth Stage

    19 Jul 2016

    Seanad Fifth Stage

    Final statements on the Bill are made (Also known as Final Stage)

    19 Jul 2016

    Completed

  • Enacted

    27 Jul 2016

    Enacted

    The Bill is signed into law by the President

    27 Jul 2016

    Current Stage

 

27 Jul 2016

An tAcht um Shaoire agus Sochar Atharthachta, 2016

27 Jul 2016

Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016

13 Jul 2016

As passed by Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

6 Jul 2016

As amended in Committee/Select Committee [Dáil Éireann]

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

16 Jun 2016

As Initiated

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016

Amendments

11 Jul 2016

Report Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

4 Jul 2016

Committee Stage

Numbered List [Dáil]

Debates

19 Jul 2016

Seanad Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Committee and Remaining Stages

15 Jul 2016

Seanad Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Second Stage

13 Jul 2016

Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Report and Final Stages

13 Jul 2016

Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Order for Report Stage

6 Jul 2016

Select Committee On Justice And Equality

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Committee Stage

5 Jul 2016

Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Financial Resolution

24 Jun 2016

Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Referral to Select Committee

24 Jun 2016

Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Second Stage

24 Jun 2016

Dáil Éireann

Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016: Order for Second Stage