The Paternity Leave Bill has now passed through both houses of the Oireachtas. A number of small amendments to the bill have been made. Most significantly, it is now anticipated that Paternity Leave will commence on 1st September 2016 as opposed to 30th September as previously anticipated. The entitlement will be 2 weeks of leave paid for by the government at €230 euro per week (460 euro in total).
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