Paternity benefit is all very well, but will men ignore bosses and take it up?
Published 11/03/2014 | 19:08
For a country supposedly devoted to the welfare of the family we have never concerned ourselves too much about the role of fathers in the rearing of their children, have we?
In Ireland care of the kids would seem to be ‘women's work’, as evidenced by the fact that fathers don't even merit much of a mention in the Constitution.
We're also one of the very few European countries who do not offer any form of paid paternity leave.