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Parental Leave Act 1998
No. 30 of 1998

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 3 December 1998 Commenced under s. 1(2)

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Act included in collectively cited Parental Leave Acts 13/2006, s. 13(2)
  11/2019, s. 8(2), (3)
  8/2023, s. 1(2)
Act included in definition of employment and relevant enactments 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 2 and sch. 1 part 1 item 6
Provisions specified for the purposes of 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(1), (2), sch. 5 pt. 3 item 3
Trans. of functns. under S.I. No. 436 of 2020, arts. 1(2), 2, 3, schedule 1
  S.I. No. 139 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(1) & sch. (col. cit.)
  S.I. No. 217 of 2010, arts, 1(2), 3(1) & sch. (col. cit.)
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), sch. 3
s. 2 functions transferred and references construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66
S. 2(1) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 3(a)(i), (ii)
  11/2019, ss. 2, 8(3)
  11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 26
  S.I. No. 81 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 3(a)(i), (ii)
  21/2010, ss. 2, 169
S. 2(3A) inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 3(b)
S. 2(4) substituted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 3(c)
  S.I. No. 81 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 3(b)
S. 6(1) substit. S.I. No. 81 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 4(a)
S. 6 substit. 13/2006, s. 2
S. 6(1A) inserted 11/2019, ss. 3(a), 8(3)
S. 6(2) rep. S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 3(3)
S. 6(2)(a) amended 11/2019, ss. 3(b), 8(3)
S. 6(2)(b)(ii) amended 11/2019, ss. 3(c), 8(3)
S. 6(2)(c) am. S.I. No. 81 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 4(b)(i), (ii)
S. 6(3) applic. rstrct. S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 4
S. 6(3A) inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 4(a)
S. 6(4) regard for previous employment S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 5(b)
S. 6(6A) ins. 14/2008, ss. 1(2), 72
S. 6(6A) substit. S.I. No. 81 of 2013, reg. 1(2), 4(c)
S. 6(7) am. 13/2006, s. 3(a) and (b)
S. 6(8) regard for previous employment S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 5(b)
S. 6(8A) inserted 11/2019, ss. 3(d), 8(3)
S. 6(9) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 4(b)
  4/2021, ss. 1(2), 8
  9/2015, ss. 1(5), 178
  S.I. No. 81 of 2013, reg. 1(2), 4(d)
S. 7(1) substit. S.I. No. 81 of 2013, reg. 1(2), 5(a)
S. 7(1)(a) amended 11/2019, ss. 4(a), 8(3)
  13/2006, s. 4(a)(i)
S. 7(1)(aa) par. ins. 13/2006, s. 4(a)(ii)
S. 7(1)(aa)(ii) amended 11/2019, ss. 4(b), 8(3)
S. 7(1)(b)(iii) amended 11/2019, ss. 4(c), 8(3)
S. 7(1)(ba) inserted 11/2019, ss. 4(d), 8(3)
S. 7(1A) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 4(b)
S. 7(1B) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 4(b)
S. 7(2)(a) amended 11/2019, ss. 4(e), 8(3)
  S.I. No. 81 of 2013, reg. 1(2), 5(b)(i), (ii)
S. 7(2)(b) amended 11/2019, ss. 4(f), 8(3)
  13/2006, s. 4(c)
S. 7(3) amended 11/2019, ss. 4(g), 8(3)
  13/2006, s. 4(d)
S. 7(3) construction of references S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 6
S. 7(3A) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 4(e)
S. 7(3B) inserted 11/2019, ss. 4(h), 8(3)
S. 7(5) inserted 11/2019, ss. 4(i), 8(3)
S. 8(6) substit. 13/2006, s. 5
S. 8(7) ins. 13/2006, s. 5
S. 8(8) inserted 11/2019, ss. 5, 8(3)
S. 10 applied S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 7
S. 10(2) substit. 13/2006, s. 6(a)
S. 10(2)(b) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 5(a)
S. 10(3) am. 13/2006, s. 6(b)
S. 10(4) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 6(c)
S. 10(5) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 5(b)
S. 10(5) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 10(5) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 6(c)
S. 11 applied S.I. No. 231 of 2000, reg. 7
S. 11(6) substit. 13/2006, s. 7
S. 11(6A) ins. 13/2006, s. 7
S. 11(6B) inserted 11/2019, ss. 6, 8(3)
S. 13(2)(f) substit. 13/2006, s. 8(a)
S. 13(2A) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 8(b)
S. 13(2B) subsec. ins. 13/2006, s. 8(b)
S. 13(3) form of notice prescribed S.I. No. 454 of 1998, regs. 1, 2, schedule
S. 13A inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 6
S. 13AA inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 7
Part IIA (ss. 13B-13H) inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 8
Part IIA (ss. 13B-13H) approved code of practice provided S.I. No. 92 of 2024
S. 14(2) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 9(a)
S. 14(5) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 9(b)
S. 14(6)-(8) inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 9(c)
S. 15(1)(c) substit. 13/2006, s. 9
S. 15(4)-(6) inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 10
S. 15A ins. S.I. No. 81 of 2013 reg. 1(2), 6
S. 16(2)(a) am. 13/2006, s. 10(a)
S. 16(2)(b) substit. 13/2006, s. 10(b)
S. 16A ins. 13/2006, s. 11
S. 16A(1) substituted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 11
S. 16A(1) am. S.I. No. 81 of 2013, regs. 1(2), 7
Part 4 (ss. 17-22) redress and appeal procedures provided (whole Act) 16/2015, s. 41(2), sch. 5 part 3 item 3
Pt. 4 (ss. 17-22) procedures prescribed S.I. No. 6 of 1999, regs. 3-19
S. 17 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2, pt. 1 item 11
S. 18(2) substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7, pt. 1 item 11
S. 18(3)-(7) repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2, pt. 1 item 11
Ss. 19-20 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2, pt. 1 item 11
S. 21 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7, pt. 1 item 11
S. 21(1) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 12(a)
S. 21(1) relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 41(5)(b)(ii), 44(1)(b)(i), sch. 6 pts. 1 & 2 item 11, sch. 7 pt. 1 item 11
S. 21(3), method for calculating max. comp. presc. S.I. No. 34 of 1999, regs. 1, 3-10
S. 21(6)(b) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 12(b)
S. 21A inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 13
S. 22 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), schedule 2, pt. 1 item 11
S. 22A constr. refs. "Equality Authority" 25/2014, ss. 1(3), 8, 44(2)
S. 22A s. ins. 13/2006, s. 12
S. 22A EAT construed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66
S. 22A(1) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 14
S. 24 repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2, pt. 1 item 11
S. 27(1) substituted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 15(a)
S. 27(2) subsituted 11/2019, ss. 7(a), 8(3)
S. 27(2)(a) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 15(b)(i)
S. 27(2)(b) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 15(b)(ii)
S. 27(2)(c) inserted 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 15(b)(iii)
S. 27(4) amended 8/2023, ss. 1(3), 15(c)
  11/2019, ss. 7(b), 8(3)
S. 27(4) fine construed as Class C fine 8/2010, ss. 1(2), 3, 6
S. 27(5) repealed 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2, pt. 1 item 11

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Parental Leave Act 1998 (Section 13AA) (Prescribed Daily Rate of Domestic Violence Leave Pay) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 574 of 2023)
  Parental Leave (Maximum Compensation) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 34 of 1999)
  Parental Leave (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 6 of 1999)
  Parental Leave (Notice of Force Majeure Leave) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 454 of 1998)
S. 13A Parental Leave Act 1998 (Section 13AA) (Prescribed Daily Rate of Domestic Violence Leave Pay) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 574 of 2023)
S. 13AA(6) Parental Leave Act 1998 (Section 13AA) (Prescribed Daily Rate of Domestic Violence Leave Pay) Regulations 2023 (S.I. No. 574 of 2023)
S. 18(4) Parental Leave (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 6 of 1999)
S. 19(2) Parental Leave (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 6 of 1999)
S. 21(3) Parental Leave (Maximum Compensation) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 34 of 1999)