Holiday Pay for St Patrick’s Day 2018

St. Patrick’s Day 2018 falls on a Saturday and is a Public Holiday.
Monday 19th March 2018 is a Bank Holiday, so the banks will be closed, but is a normal working day for everyone else and is not a Public Holiday.

Some businesses that operate Monday to Friday will honour Monday 19th as the holiday and close that day, but this is not a mandatory requirement. It is a requirement that full-time employees, and eligible part-time employees, are given their public holiday statutory entitlement for Saturday 17th March.

So how does this affect workers and their entitlement to time off or Holiday Pay for St Patrick’s Day 2018 or March 19th ?

Firstly – no one is entitled to a day off on 19th March (But lucky bank workers will be off !). If your employer gives you a day off – treat it as a bonus.

Employees are entitled to one of the  following Public Holiday Benefits , in respect of  17th March 2018 (and any other public holiday):

a)        A paid day off on that day

b)        A paid day off within a month of that day

c)        An additional day of annual leave

d)        An additional day’s pay.

Unless an employer nominates an alternative option 21 days before the public holiday, an  employee automatically receives a paid day off on the public holiday. So most people that work Mon to Fri  should  just see an extra days pay in their pay packet in March for Saturday 17th.

Full time employees, are immediately entitled to a public holiday benefit.
Part-time or casual employees must have worked at least 40 hours in the 5 weeks ending on the day before the public holiday in order to qualify for the public holiday benefit.


 Where a public holiday falls on a day on which the employee normally works, or is normally scheduled to work, then: 

A full time employee is entitled to one of the 4 public holiday benefit options listed above.
A part-time employee must have worked 40 hours in the previous 5 weeks to be entitled to one of the public holiday benefits listed above.


Where a public holiday falls on a day on which an employee is normally off work, or is not scheduled to work,  (This will apply to people who work Monday to Friday with St Patrick’s Day falling on Saturday ) then:

A full time employee is entitled to a public holiday benefit equal to 1/5th of his normal weekly pay in respect of the normal weekly hours last worked by the employee before that public holiday,
A part-time employee is also entitled to a public holiday benefit equal to 1/5th of his normal weekly pay, based on the average weekly pay (including any regular bonus or allowance, but excluding overtime) in the 13 weeks worked immediately prior to the public holiday, assuming they have worked 40 hours or more in the previous 5 weeks.

Note: Even if an employee works 6 days per week  and the public holiday falls on the day on which he/she is not normally required to work, he/she is still only entitled to 1/5th of his/her normal weekly pay.


 

 

37 thoughts on “Holiday Pay for St Patrick’s Day 2018

  1. I get my social welfare iñ post office every monday how will this effect my money on the 19th can I get it the Friday the 16th as post office won’t he opened st Patrick’s day

    • Jobseeker’s Customers who are due to sign at their Local Social Welfare Office on Monday 19th March will not have to do so. Normal signing arrangements apply for the rest of the week.
      Payment Arrangements
      Payment via the Post Office –

      Payments due on Monday 19th March can be collected from Friday 16th March 2018.
      Payment directly into an account in a financial institution
      Payments due on Monday 19th March will now be paid on Friday 16th March 2018.
      EFT payments for Casual Jobseekers, due to be paid on Tuesday 20th March will be paid on Wednesday 21st March.

  2. I work part-time, full days Tues, Wed, Sat every week. My employer has advised me that I will not be getting paid for Sat as the Mon is a bank holiday…I was sure this was incorrect and after resding the above info I believe I am due to be paid for the Sat?? (I have worked well in excess of 40 hours over the previous 5 weeks) TIA

    • Monday 19th March 2018 may be a Bank Holiday, in that the banks are closed, but it is a normal working day and not a Public Holiday, Saturday 17th is the Public Holiday. Many businesses that operate Monday to Friday will honour Monday 19th as the holiday and close that day, but this is not a mandatory requirement. It is a requirement that full-time employees, and eligible part-time employees, are given their public holiday statutory entitlement for Saturday 17th March. (As outlined in the article) – If you don’t believe us see here too https://www.brightpay.ie/blog/2018/03/st-patrick-s-day-2018-employers-is-it-saturday-17th-or-monday-19th/

  3. I work in a pub and I’m working patricks day I get paid for bank holidays so do I get time and a half for the 17th March or the 19th March

    • The 17th is the Public Holiday – not the 19th. Any extra you get on the 19th is optional . You should get extra time off or extra pay for working the 17th – as it lists in the article .

  4. I m rostered as a nurse to work Saturday 17 th of march, will I receive double pay for that date

    • I can only repeat what is written in the article above – you are entitled to one of the following : (Whichever has been agreed with your employer)

      a) A paid day off on that day

      b) A paid day off within a month of that day

      c) An additional day of annual leave

      d) An additional day’s pay.

      The usual option is an extra days pay – (also called double time)

  5. I will work on 17,th from 8pm til 8 am. But I heard I will be paid double for 4 hours only. Is that right ??

  6. Hi.. get domercillary Allowance via bank will this payment be in before Tuesday

  7. I will be working from 10 pm Friday 16th to 7 am Sat 17 as part of my normal shift.
    Am I entitled to double pay & Monday off.?

  8. I work 35 hours a week which is full time I’m working at Patrick’s Day should I get extra or I’m I getting Monday of instead.

  9. working today monday 18th in hospital, most sevices not working as its a public holiday but we are told its not a holiday for us so we wont get bank holiday rates. is this right and why do some get bank holiday and some dont

    • It’s not a Public Holiday today . March 17th was the public holiday. Majority of full time workers are entitled to pay for the 17th – evn if you were not working , even though it is was a Saturday. All explained in the article .
      If any employer is paying extra for today – that is up to them , they don’t have to.

  10. My working days are Tues & Thurs every week (15 hours)
    Am I entitled to bank holiday pay

    • As it says in the article – as long as you worked at least 40 hours total in the last 4 weeks – then you are entitled to one fifth of your normal weekly pay for the Public Holiday (17th March) . This is regardless of whether you worked on 17th March or not.

  11. I didn’t understand. I worked on the Saturday 17th and also on Sunday, my net pay was 417 euro. My workmate worked from Monday to FRiday and her net payment was 393. I do not think it right at all. Someone could clarify it for me? That is so confusing.

  12. So my workmate and I worked 5 days in the Paddy’s week. She worked from Monday to Friday and I worked on the bank holiday (17th) and on Sunday, we received almost the same amount (29 euro diference gross pay and 24 euro difference net pay). Is that right? We both worked 5 days and we both earned an extra pay day concerning the Paddy’s day. So, there is NO ADVANTAGE AT ALL working on a bank holiday. ¬¬. Did I get it? Too unfair.

    • Your workmate would be entitled to one fifth of their normal weekly pay for March 17th – even though they didn’t work that day.
      You should have got an extra days pay as well as your pay for working on the 17th.
      So – it is probably correct that you would get very similar pay – you are right it doesn’t sound fair.

  13. I work three days one of which is sat every week. We are closed saint Patrick’s day . Will I receive full days pay or 1/5 of pay for that day

    • Where a public holiday falls on a day on which the employee normally works, or is normally scheduled to work, then:

      A part-time employee will be entitled to a full days pay or another paid day off ( As long as you ave worked a total of 40 hours or more in the previous 5 weeks)

  14. What should i do if my company refuses to pay for 17 th of march and they pay only for 19 th. ( i did work long shift on 17 th and was off on 19 th so this matter to me ) ?

    • If they are paying you for the 19th and you did not work on that day – then it is probably OK. (Same result) As long as they paid you for the full day you worked on 17th.

  15. The thing is i work 12 hours on the 17 th – and 19 th was off . My contract is only 20 hours . So they will pay me for 4 hours non working on monday. Is that right?

  16. I work 40/45 hours per week 5 over 7 days but did not work st patricks day o the mon following.what am i entitled to be paid

  17. Im a Social Care Worker, I was scheduled to work on Patricks Day which I did thinking that it was double time. I was off on the Monday. I do 12 hour shifts (3/4 per week). The company I work for after the fact said that I was entitled to normal rate of pay for Patricks day and only received 8 hours pay for the Monday. The company did not give 21 days notice of this?

    • They have given you a paid day off after you worked on the 17th – . If they have paid you one fifth of your normal weekly wage for that day – then it is probably all you are entitled to.

  18. Hi.. I have need to know, as we get 2 week wage to gather as roaster, I worked 113hours from 15/3/2018 till 28/03/2018. I worked Fridays till Tuesday night’s shift on Patrick day weekend. Company just pay me 8.50hours as holiday pay.Do I can.not get double on Patrick day work..

    Thank you

    • For a public holiday (17th March) the employer is only obliged to pay you one fifth of your normal weekly pay. So if your normal weekly hours are 42.5 – you have been paid correctly.
      Many people think they get “double time” for all the hours worked on public holidays – but this is not the case unless you negotiate that with your employer beforehand.

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