new parents are not being given enough time to spend with their young families.
Ireland is lagging behind our European counterparts when it comes to issues such as parental leave, according to international expert Professor Peter Moss.
He will speak in Dublin today at a seminar being organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), National Women's Council of Ireland (NWCI) and Start Strong.
This event is being organised ahead of the publication of the Family Leave Bill, which is due this autumn.
A YOUNG boy was allegedly approached by a motorist and twice offered sweets to get into the man's car.
Neighbours in Applewood, Swords, have been urged to remain vigilant after the nine-year-old claimed he was approached at the kerbside and refused to get into the car. A garda spokesman said an investigation has been launched into the incident, which happened at around 7.30pm last Sunday.
WWI prints displayed
A SERIES of prints retelling the story of World War One went on display for the first time yesterday, almost 100 years after they were presented to Dublin City Gallery.
The new exhibition features 66 works by artists such as Francis Ernest Jackson. They were originally commissioned by the British Government during the war to bolster public support.