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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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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Welfare Christmas Payment Dates 2015

See Here for most recent information on Double Welfare Week Christmas 2016 Social Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2015 (These dates have been confirmed by  Dept  of Social Protection  (3/12/15 ) Post Offices and Banks will close at lunch time on 24th December and will not reopen until Wednesday 30th December. Post Offices and Banks […]
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Social Welfare 25% Christmas Bonus – Budget 2015

25% Christmas Welfare Bonus: It was announced in Budget 2015 that a  “Christmas Bonus” of 25% of the rate of the weekly payment will be paid to all long-term welfare recipients in the first week of  December 2014. (Dec 1st to 5th) See Here For details of  Christmas 2015 Bonus For example the basic weekly […]
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