Leave

Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.

Irish Republic :: Public holidays

There are nine public holidays in the Irish Republic, to which all full-time employees are entitled …

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Irish Republic :: Public holidays 2020

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Wednesday) March 17 St Patrick’s Day (Tuesday) April 13 Easter Monday May 4 May Bank Holiday (Monday) June 1 June Bank Holiday (Monday) August 3 August Bank Holiday (Monday) October 26 October Bank Holiday (Monday) December 25 Christmas Day (Friday) December 26 St Stephen’s Day (Saturday) Note: These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates …

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Irish Republic :: Public holidays 2021

  January 1 New Year’s Day (Friday) March 17 St Patrick’s Day (Wednesday) April 5 Easter Monday May 3 May Bank Holiday (Monday) June 7 June Bank Holiday (Monday) August 2 August Bank Holiday (Monday) October 25 October Bank Holiday (Monday) December 25 Christmas Day (Saturday) December 26 St Stephen’s Day (Sunday) In the Republic of Ireland, when a public holiday falls on a day not normally worked employees are entitled to a paid day off within one month, an extra day of annual leave or an extra day’s pay …

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Irish Republic :: Sick leave

There is no right to sick leave established in legislation in the Irish Republic …

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Irish Republic :: Other leave

Force majeure leave Under the Parental Leave Act, 1998, as amended by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2006, employees have a limited right to leave from work in the case of illness or injury of a close family member …

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Irish Republic :: Maternity, paternity and parental leave

Maternity leave The entitlement to a basic period of maternity leave extends to all female employees in Ireland (including casual workers), regardless of how long they have worked for the organisation or the number of hours worked per week …

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Irish Republic :: Carer’s leave

All employees with at least 12 months’ continuous service may take between 13 weeks’ and 104 weeks’ unpaid leave to provide full-time care for a dependant family member, or other individual who requires full-time care …

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Irish Republic :: Annual leave

The Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 provides for a basic annual paid leave entitlement of four weeks; contractual rights may provide for enhanced entitlements …

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