There are 9 bank holidays in Ireland in 2021 .
A Bank Holiday is a day on which the banks are closed. BUT – not all bank holidays are Public Holidays.
The next bank holiday in Ireland that is also a public holiday will be the October Bank Holiday 2021 on Monday, October 25th 2021 .
Bank Holidays in Ireland in 2021
Unless stated otherwise – all the dates below are both Public and Bank Holidays in Ireland in 2021
|Friday, Jan 1st 2021. New Year’s Day|
|Wednesday 17th March 2021 – St Patricks Day|
|Friday 2nd April 2021 – Good Friday ||(Bank Holiday only – Not a Public Holiday)|
|5th April 2021 – Easter Monday|
|May 3rd 2021 – May Day Bank Holiday|
|Monday, June 7th 2021- June Bank Holiday|
|Monday August 2nd 2021 – August Bank Holiday|
|Monday, October 25th 2021 – October Bank Holiday|
|Saturday 25th December 2021 – Christmas Day|
|Sunday 26th December 2021 – St Stephens Day|
|Monday 27th December 2021||(Banks closed – not a Public Holiday)|
|Tuesday 28th December 2021||(Banks closed – not a Public Holiday)|
Public Holidays – Workers rights:
When a public holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, some people assume that the following Monday is treated as a public holiday. But this is not the case.
If 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 might treat the following Monday as a public holiday but your employer can require you to attend work on that day.
If a public holiday falls on a day that is not a normal working day for a business (for example, on Saturday or Sunday), employees are still entitled to the benefit for that public holiday.
When this happens you are entitled to one of the following
- A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
- An additional day of annual leave
- An additional day’s pay