Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (902)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

902. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of new fathers who have availed of paternity benefit across counties Roscommon and Galway since it was introduced; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23776/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested in respect of the number of people that have availed of paternity benefit, in counties Galway and Roscommon, from it's introduction on 1st September 2016 to 31st May 2019, 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 May 2019

Total Awarded

Galway

292

1536

1388

664

3880

Roscommon

59

340

273

140

812

TOTAL

351

1876

1661

804

4692

I hope that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.