Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (596)

Hildegarde Naughton

Question:

596. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons who have benefitted from the introduction of paternity benefit since its introduction in 2016 by county in tabular form. [16436/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested in respect of the number of people that have availed of paternity benefit from it's introduction on 1st September 2016 to 31st March 2019, by county, is set out in the following table:

PATERNITY   BENEFIT Claimants by County Breakdown

County

Awarded 1st September 2016 - 31st December 2016

Awarded 2017

Awarded 2018

Awarded 1st January 2019 – 31st March 2019

Total Awarded

Carlow

66

304

280

88

738

Cavan

79

431

422

122

1054

Clare

107

607

537

154

1405

Cork

643

3385

3104

881

8013

Donegal

157

710

716

212

1795

Dublin

1345

7633

6906

2089

17973

Galway

292

1536

1388

414

3630

Kerry

130

707

636

179

1652

Kildare

238

1394

1240

357

3229

Kilkenny

115

513

434

118

1180

Laois

68

408

349

121

946

Leitrim

44

190

174

53

461

Limerick

205

1041

952

259

2457

Longford

41

199

191

64

495

Louth

143

655

595

194

1587

Mayo

145

668

568

182

1563

Meath

214

1115

956

313

2598

Monaghan

70

330

361

106

867

Offaly

74

403

371

127

975

Roscommon

59

340

273

84

756

Sligo

75

339

339

90

843

Tipperary

151

833

755

218

1957

Waterford

129

589

571

146

1435

Westmeath

102

526

460

122

1210

Wexford

147

769

687

209

1812

Wicklow

148

786

692

201

1827

Others

26

148

123

46

343

TOTAL

5013

26559

24080

7149

62801

I hope that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.