Monday 16 January 2017

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?

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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.

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