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Paternity Benefit Payments
The Government have set aside €16 million for paternity benefit payment this year as it expects 20,000 of applications from fathers.
Paternity leave is applicable where the date of confinement in respect of the child falls on or after the 1st September 2016, or where a child is or is to be adopted and the date of placement in respect of the child falls on or after the 1st September 2016.
Paternity Leave applies to all Employees who are relevant parents to a child (other than the mother):
- The father of the child;
- The relevant adopting parent ;
- The spouse, civil partner or cohabitant of the mother of the child;
- A parent of a child where the child is a donor conceived child.
Only one person who is a relevant parent in relation to a child is entitled to paternity leave in respect of that child. Where a child is part of a multiple birth, or a person adopts 2 or more children at the same time, the relevant parent is only entitled to one period of paternity leave.