The study shows Ireland is making smaller payments for less time than most of our European counterparts.
Ireland's state-paid maternity leave is among the worst in Europe, second only to Malta.
A new study by employment platform Boundless shows Ireland is making smaller payments for less time than most of our European counterparts.
In Ireland, new mums receive €245 from the State for 26 weeks of maternity leave.
This is a far cry from the conditions in Bulgaria -the top of the table -where women receive 90% of their income for one year
Host of the Stretch Marks Podcast Sinead O'Moore says many Irish mothers feel let down by the State:
Labour Party Senator Marie Sherlock says she's not surprised by the finding: