Christmas and New Year Holiday Pay in Ireland

There can be some confusion about entitlement to holiday pay 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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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2019

In the first week of December 2019 the Christmas Bonus was paid to pensioners and long term welfare claimants . In the week beginning 16th December – there was a double payment for all weekly paid recipients – as explained below. All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Wednesday 25th […]
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Bank Opening Hours Christmas 2019

Bank Opening Times Christmas 2019 People make fewer visits to banks these days – because of online banking, banking apps and ATMs there is less need to go into a bank. There are also less bank branches open than there were a few years ago. But –  for those of you who might need to […]
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How Much are Taxi Fares in Ireland?

Metered Taxi fares in Dublin and the rest of Ireland must not be charged at more than the national maximum taxi fare . The National Transport Authority (“NTA”) sets the maximum metered taxi fare . Only metered taxi journey fares are controlled . Hackney and limousine journeys are not controlled – they are pre-booked and, […]
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Christmas Bonus 2019 for Pensioners and Welfare Claimants

Budget 2020 confirmed that a Christmas Bonus of 100% will be paid again in 2019. The Christmas Bonus will be paid out to all eligible people, along with their normal weekly payments, between December 2nd 2019 and December 6th 2019. The Christmas Bonus will be paid out to about 1.3 million people. (About 900,000 recipients […]
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