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Parental Leave Expenditure

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 19 September 2019

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (230)

Pearse Doherty


230. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the estimated cost of introducing one, two, three and six weeks respectively, of paid parental leave to be taken by either parent. [38113/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

Currently, any employee who is a parent is entitled to unpaid Parental Leave for each child born or adopted, to care for a child or make arrangements for the child’s welfare.

As of 1st September 2019, the unpaid Parental Leave entitlement is 110 days (22 weeks)

The Department of Justice and Equality has policy and legislative responsibility for parental leave.