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1 less bank holiday this year

  • 03-02-2021 5:16pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 106 ✭✭ justmehere


    You know how you'd normally get two bank holidays in December - one for Christmas Day and one for St. Stephen's Day?

    :(

    Well offically, this year (2021), we are only getting one - the 27th.

    This is because Christmas is on the 25th (Saturday) so we get the Monday 27th off, but that's also St. Stephen's day.


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 855 ✭✭✭ NTC


    AFAIK, the St. Stephens Day holiday will float to the Tuesday. So we don't loose a day off.


  • Registered Users Posts: 958 ✭✭✭ Stratvs


    There are still 9 Public Holidays in 2021. Entitlements are unchanged as per below. Just the same as any time Christmas falls on a weekend. There is no automatic entitlement to the "next day off" but there is still entitlement to benefit as per the links.


    https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment_rights_and_conditions/leave_and_holidays/public_holidays_in_ireland.html

    https://www.workplacerelations.ie/en/what_you_should_know/public-holidays/


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,334 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    NTC wrote: »
    AFAIK, the St. Stephens Day holiday will float to the Tuesday. So we don't loose a day off.


    This is correct. Stephens Day rolls to the Tuesday.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,718 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    justmehere wrote: »
    You know how you'd normally get two bank holidays in December - one for Christmas Day and one for St. Stephen's Day?

    :(

    Well offically, this year (2021), we are only getting one - the 27th.

    This is because Christmas is on the 25th (Saturday) so we get the Monday 27th off, but that's also St. Stephen's day.

    I for one wouldn't be working the 28th, that's for sure.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,100 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph


    And just to be really pedantic about it, they're not bank holidays, they're public holidays. The day after the Stephen's Day public holiday (normally the 27th, but this year the 29th) is actually a bank holiday, i.e. the banks are closed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 644 ✭✭✭ Detritus70


    Don't take it too hard, when a bank holiday falls on a Saturday/Sunday here in Germany, it's tough sh*t, get back to work on Monday.
    We're really fcuked this Xmas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭ RGARDINR


    We're one of the lowest in Europe for Bank Holidays we should be given another one going forward. One in July would be nice as always find that a long month and with kids going on summer holidays then be handy for parents. Plus with the year we're having be nice for the government to do this also.


  • Registered Users Posts: 507 ✭✭✭ 10pennymixup


    RGARDINR wrote: »
    We're one of the lowest in Europe for Bank Holidays we should be given another one going forward. One in July would be nice as always find that a long month and with kids going on summer holidays then be handy for parents. Plus with the year we're having be nice for the government to do this also.

    Who pays for it?

    Oh yeah the employer, with the year they have been having sure they'll be well able to afford it :rolleyes:

    Get on to your local SF TD, it's just the type of thing they like to promise. Giving away loads without a thought of how to pay for it.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    We definitely should have more bank/public holidays- when I'm president, there will be one in February for Pancake Day, and ones in July and September to break things up a bit since there are no public holidays on those months. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    TRS30 wrote: »
    I for one wouldn't be working the 28th, that's for sure.

    Same, I'll finish up before Christmas and won't be back until the new year and will keep as much annual leave aside as required to facilitate it.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Posy wrote: »
    We definitely should have more bank/public holidays- when I'm president, there will be one in February for Pancake Day, and ones in July and September to break things up a bit since there are no public holidays on those months. :)

    And the 3 day weekend we already agreed on. Cant be forgetting that!!!
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,589 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Oh yes, very true, DvB! :D

    I think we can lock this now, as things are getting a bit political and we don't want politics seeping in here, and the OP's query has been dealt with. :)


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