Third Level - Parental Leave

Parental Leave

Parental leave is a period of unpaid leave available to teachers/lecturers for the purpose of the care of children.

Following the Parental Leave (EU Directive) Regulations 2013, workers are entitled to 26 weeks parental leave from 1st September 2020 (previous allowance was 22 weeks from 1st September 2019 and 18 weeks before this date) in respect of each child up to the age of 13 years or the age of 16 years in the case of a child with a disability and/or long-term illness.  

See third level parental leave circular CL 38/2013