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Know Your Rights: Parent’s Leave

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What is Parent’s Leave?

Parent’s Leave entitles each parent to seven weeks’ leave from work during the first two years of a child’s life, or in the case of adoption, within two years of the placement of the child with your family.

From 1 July 2022, Parent’s Leave increased from five weeks to seven weeks for:

* Parents of children born or adopted from 1 July 2022
* Parents of children who are under the age of two on 1 July 2022, or adoptive children who have been placed with their parents for less than two years on 1 July 2022
* Parents of children born between November 2019 and July 2020 are not eligible for the additional two weeks.

How can I get Parent's Leave?

To get Parent’s Leave, you must:

* Be a relevant parent
* Take the leave within two years of the birth of your child or in the case of adoption, from the date your child is placed with you (the placement date)
* Give at least six-weeks’ notice to your employer
 

If you are granted Parent’s Leave, you can take this as:

One continuous period, or separate periods of not less than one week at a time

How much will I get paid during Parent’s Leave?

If you have enough PRSI contributions, you will get a weekly payment of €250 per week. Some employers will top-up this payment, but they don’t have to.

Can my employer refuse my application for Parent’s Leave?

Your employer can only refuse Parent’s Leave if you are not entitled to it. However, your employer can postpone your Parent’s Leave for up to 12 weeks, for the following reasons:

* Seasonal variations in the volume of work
* No replacement to carry out your work
* The nature of your duties
* The number of other employees also taking Parent’s Leave

If you need further information about any of the issues raised here or you have other questions, you can call a member of the local Citizens Information Service in Kerry on 0818 07 7860. They will be happy to assist you and if necessary arrange an appointment for you.

Kerry HELPLINE 0818 07 7860 Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Alternatively you can email on tralee@citinfo.ie or log on to www.citizensinformation.ie. 

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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