Bank Holiday Pay in Ireland

There is always some confusion about entitlement to holiday pay and/or extra pay for workers on bank holidays or public holidays such as  Christmas Day ,  New Years Day,  Good Friday or St  Patrick’s Day. Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day are public holidays in Ireland . Good Friday, Christmas Eve and […]
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January 2019 and Christmas Sales Ireland

There was a time when the “Sales”  in Ireland  didn’t  begin until the New Year , January 1st  – but in the past few years they have gradually been starting  earlier and earlier as shopping habits fall in line with the UK. More shops in Ireland are now  opening up on  St. Stephens Day.   This […]
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Banks Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Banks Christmas 2018 Opening Hours in Ireland For  those of you who might need to get to a bank or Post Office in Ireland around Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 – here are  details of when the banks are closed over the Christmas 2018  period .  (This applies to AIB , Bank of Ireland […]
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Christmas 2018 Social Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements

Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements  for Christmas 2018 – including Child Benefit.  All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Tuesday 25th December, Wednesday 26th December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January 2019. All the Banks in Ireland will close on Monday 24th December 2018 and will not re-open until  Friday 28th […]
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Christmas Bonus Payment 2018 : Pensions and Welfare

As confirmed in Budget 2019  – A Christmas Bonus of 100% will be paid in the first week of December 2018 to pensioners and long term welfare recipients. (Note: The Christmas bonus should not be confused with the annual  “double week” of welfare and pension payments made just before Christmas. This is where one week’s […]
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