Sunday May 1st 2022 is a Holiday in Europe but not in Ireland.
Monday May 2nd 2022 is a Bank Holiday in Ireland. See a full list of Bank Holidays in Ireland here
Because the European bank holiday is on a Sunday this year – it should not have any effect on benefit payments .
When an EU bank holiday falls on a Friday it can delay Irish bank payments and welfare payments usually go out early to avoid delays.(such as in 2020).
Child Benefit Payments
Children’s allowance Payments to Post Offices should not be affected – Child Benefit payments will be there for collection on Tuesday May 3rd as expected.
Childrens Allowance / Child Benefit is also expected in bank accounts by Tuesday May 3rd 2022 .
Other Welfare payments
Payment via the Post Office
Any welfare/pension payments due on Monday 2nd May can be collected on Friday April 29th or Saturday 30th April 2022.
Payments directly to bank accounts or credit Unions
Welfare or Pension Payments due on Monday 2nd May 2022 should be paid into bank accounts on Friday 29th April.