There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. Some people refer to them as Bank Holidays – but not all Bank Holidays (when banks are closed) are also Public Holidays.
List of Bank Holidays in Ireland 2017
A Bank Holiday is a day on which the banks will be closed. BUT – all bank holidays are not Public Holidays. Unless stated – all the dates below are both Public and Bank Holidays .
- New Years Day Sunday Jan 1st 2017
- 2nd January 2017 – Bank Holiday Monday (Not a Public Holiday)
- Friday 17th March – St Patricks Day
- Friday 14th April 2017 – Good Friday (Not a Public Holiday)
- Monday 17th April 2017 – Easter Monday
- Monday June 5th 2017 -June Bank Holiday
- Monday August 7th 2017 – August Bank Holiday
- Monday October 30th 2017 – October Bank Holiday
- Monday 25th December 2017 – Christmas Day
- Tuesday 26th December 2017 – St Stephens Day
- Wednesday 27th December 2017 (Not a Public Holiday)
When a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday – many people assume that the following Monday is treated as the public holiday. But this is not the case.
Workers rights : Where a public holiday falls on a weekend, workers do not have any automatic legal entitlement to have the next working day off work. When this happens – some employers will be treating it as a public holiday but your employer can require you to attend work on that day.
When/if this happens you are entitled to one of the following (unless you are a part-time employee):
- A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
- An additional day of annual leave
- An additional day’s pay