The DES have issued a new circular concerning parental leave entitlement changes for all eligible staff of  Institutes of Technology and DITs.

Read Circular 0038/2013 here.

The Des have issued a new circular (24th June, 2013) concerning the parental leave entitlements for special needs assistants in Primary and Post Primary schools.

Circular 27/2013 is available here.

The DES have today (4th June, 2013) issued a new circular dealing with parental leave entitlements for teachers: circular 0026/2013.

This circular reflects the changes brought into Irish law by Statutory Instrument no. 81 of 2013, European Union (Parental Leave) Regulations 2013, which transposed EU directive 2010/18 EU into Irish law with effect from 8th March, 2013.

Parental Leave for SNAs

The parental leave arrangements for SNAs are slightly different insofar as special needs assistants need to apply to their employer such as the Board of Management or VEC in a similar fashion to all other employees in Ireland whereas teachers need to fill out the form in Appendix A in the back of the circular.

Learn more about parental leave generally here.

Download circular 0026/2013, parental leave for teachers here.