Maternity Leave for Councillors

Mary is delighted to support the first meeting of an all-female working group set up to examine the provision of maternity leave for county and city councillors.

The six-person group is made up solely of female councillors, one each from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, Sinn Fein, the Green Party and Labour, as well as an independent councillor.  The Minister of State, Peter Burk stated that it was important that the group was representative of female councillors from urban and rural constituencies and a demographic that will have first-hand experiences of the issues facing female elected representatives.