Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Greens welcome increase in paid parental leave

Parents in Ireland can take up to seven weeks paid Parents Leave and Benefit, as part of new measures introduced by Green Party Minister Roderic O’Gorman. The measures will see the number of weeks that parents can take time off work, with financial support from the State, increase from five weeks to seven weeks. Local StillorganContinue reading “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Greens welcome increase in paid parental leave”

Greens welcome maternity leave for Councillors

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Greens today welcome Cabinet approval to draft a general scheme which will allow for the provision of maternity leave to Councillors across the country. The scheme offers the choice to appoint an individual as a temporary substitute in the place a Councillor who takes a period of maternity-related absence or is absent dueContinue reading “Greens welcome maternity leave for Councillors”

Breastfeeding in County Development Plan

Today my motion to include references to safe, public breastfeeding spaces in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Development Plan passed unanimously. The pandemic has highlighted how challenging it is to breastfeed in our public spaces.Many parents found it hard to feed their babies while out and about during lockdown, with all amenities and public placesContinue reading “Breastfeeding in County Development Plan”

Childcare facilities in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown

Today, my motion ensuring childcare facilities must be completed in a development, prior to residents moving in, has passed in the Council. I submitted this motion in response to the childcare crisis being felt by families across Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. I, like many parents, have struggled in securing childcare. This shortage in childcare spaces isContinue reading “Childcare facilities in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown”