Parental Leave Extended, But Campaigns Say It’s Not Enough

The government’s plan to give additional leave to parents of babies born during the pandemic is coming under criticism.

The National Women’s Council says it doesn’t give parents any help right now, while some of those who had campaigned for three months additional maternity leave say it’s disappointing.

On Wednesday’s Morning Focus, we discussed this with Sandra McCullugh of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and with Mountshannon-based mum Katie van den Hof.