Over 1,000 Clare Dads Avail Of Paternity Benefit

Over 1,000 Clare dads have availed of paternity benefit since its introduction two years ago.

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has revealed that since the payment was introduced in September 2016, 1,151 new fathers have accessed it in Clare.

Eligible fathers are entitled to two weeks of statutory paternity leave within the first six months following birth or adoption.