Contract Law: Bank and Public Holiday Entitlements - North and South

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 21 January 2011 Issues covered:

Given the recent period of holiday that encompassed a combination of annual leave and public holiday entitlement for most employees, and the announcement of a public holiday in the UK in light of Prince William’s upcoming nuptials on 29 April 2011, it is timely to review employee entitlements to bank and public holidays, both in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

1. Ireland

Part III of the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997 (the “Act”) sets out employees’ entitlements in relation to public holidays.

There are nine public holidays in Ireland: Christmas Day, St. Stephen’s Day, January 1, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter Monday, the first Monday in each of May, June and August and the last Monday in

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