Paternity leave

16 Jun 2010

Fathers are not entitled to paternity leave – either paid or unpaid – under Irish employment law.

Paternity leave is only provided at the employer’s own discretion and usually consists of a few days off with or without pay. In the civil service, for example, fathers are entitled to three days of leave with pay for children born or adopted on or after 1 January 2000.

Fathers may be entitled to parental leave.

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