18 weeks paid maternity and adoptive leave and paid paternity leave announced by Irish tech company Spearline

(L to R) David Limrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Spearline holding Dáithí Limrick, aged 11 months; Lorraine McCarthy, Chief People & Culture Officer (CPCO) at Spearline holding Eve Buckley, aged 9 months, Kevin Buckley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Spearline holding Bertie Buckley, aged 2; Lorraine Burns, Financial Accountant at Spearline holding Bobby Burns, aged 1 and Dhaval Indrodiya, Senior Lead Architect at Spearline holding Drashti Indrodiya, aged 3. Photo: Dermot Sullivan.




Today, Spearline announced that it is introducing paid maternity and adoptive leave for 18 weeks and paid paternity leave, as of January 1, 2020.  This is the latest benefit offered by Spearline to the team that already has the opportunity to combine a career and quality of life. The tech company is headquartered in Skibbereen, Co Cork, and has offices in Waterford, India and Romania. 


Speaking at the announcement, Kevin Buckley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), at Spearline said: “I am very pleased that Spearline is in a position to introduce paid maternity and adoptive leave for 18 weeks and paid paternity leave.  We credit our success to our people. For many, juggling careers with parenthood can be a challenge, not least financially. This is our way of recognising the team’s efforts for the company and the importance we place on a high standard of living.”


Back row (L-R) Lorraine McCarthy, Chief People & Culture Officer (CPCO), and Kevin Buckley, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Spearline. Front row (L-R) Dáithí Limrick, aged 11 months; Drashti Indrodiya, aged 3; Bobby Burns, aged 1; Bertie Buckley, aged 2 and Eve Buckley, aged 9 months. Photo: Dermot Sullivan.


Lorraine McCarthy, Chief People & Culture Officer (CPCO), said: “We value our team.  Part of what attracts our team members to Spearline is the quality of life that we offer.  When their peers are commuting to and from cities in the morning and evening, our team members are enjoying their lives outside of work – often with their families.  The introduction of paid leave for new parents gives them extra peace of mind. This aligns with our offering that working at Spearline is conducive to greater wellbeing and a more balanced lifestyle while still achieving success.” 


The paid leave will be in accordance with the provisions of the Maternity Protection Acts 1994 & 2004, the Adoptive Leave Acts 1995 & 2005, and the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016.  


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PR contact: Orla Clancy, Senior Corporate Communications Manager at Spearline. Ph.: +353 (0)87 938 8882. E: orla.clancy@spearline.com.

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