Dáil Éireann - Volume 601 - 21 April, 2005
Written Answers. - Parental Leave Provisions.
Mr. O’Connor Mr. O’Connor
 181. Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the arrangements for maternity leave within the public bodies under the aegis of her Department; if she will consider providing an additional eight weeks’ paid leave in regard to maternity leave; the likely cost thereof; the likely cost to the Exchequer of six weeks’ paid parental leave; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12738/05]
Mary Coughlan Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan: The arrangements for maternity leave and parental leave for staff in public bodies under the aegis of my Department are in accordance with criteria set down by statute. Any new provisions for both maternity leave and parental leave would be, in the first instance, a matter for consideration centrally in the Department of Finance.
Dáil Éireann 601 Written Answers. Parental Leave Provisions.