Family Health

Why aren't dads taking paternity leave?

The arrival of a newborn baby should be one of the most emotionally charged and fulfilling events in the life of any man. But the official statistics show that many Irish fathers don’t bother to take paternity leave when their child is born. Since 2016, the State has paid fathers two weeks of paternity benefit […]

Family Health

Shahs of Sunset's Mercedes Javid Holds Baby Boy for First Time After Suffering 'Multiple Complications' During Labor

Mercedes “MJ” Javid is counting her blessings after suffering “multiple complications” during her baby boy’s birth. In a statement to PEOPLE on Thursday, the Shahs of Sunset star’s rep confirms that Javid was admitted into the ICU during her “extremely difficult” labor one day prior. “The delivery was extremely difficult and Mercedes’ family was very […]

Family Health

New dads still slow to claim paternity leave as payouts dip

The number of paternity leave payouts dipped by 10pc last year with take-up among dads remaining slow, new figures show. The county-by-county breakdown of paternity leave claims comes as Government plans to sign off soon on a two more weeks’ paid parental leave for each parent. Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty is persisting with plans […]