Are New Mums Among Those Losing Out Most During The COVID-Crisis?

Becoming a new parent is both a wonderful and challenging time, even at the best of times.

As we’ve discussed already, parenting challenges are acute at this time but now thousands of mothers say they’re also encountering discrimination too.

Today, new mum Katie ven den Hof from Mountshannon talked about why she is part of a growing cohort of mothers calling for an extension of maternity leave and maternity benefit, while Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald outlined why her party is pushing for changes to the State’s Temporary Wage Support Scheme, which they consider to be discrimination against women in its current form.