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Ireland bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Mon May Bank Holiday
Mon June Bank Holiday
Mon August Bank Holiday
Mon October Bank Holiday
Thu Christmas Day
Fri Saint Stephen's Day
* Mon Bank Holiday (not a public holiday) Banks
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Recent News and Updates

02 Sep 2014 Ireland Mulls April 25 Public Holiday (Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament-Dublin) The government of the Republic of Ireland is considering a recommendation from the Government-appointed All Party Consultation Group on Commemorations expert advisory group that a one-off non-working public holiday be declared in the Republic of Ireland on Monday, April 25, 2016, to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.  21 Feb 2013 Ireland Republic Day Public Holiday Bill (Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament-Dublin) Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Snodaigh, has introduced the Public Holidays (L Na Poblachta) Bill 2013 which would make April 24 a new annual non-working public holiday in Ireland.  26 Jan 2013 Ireland Rules-Out March 18 Public Holiday (National Employment Rights Authority- NERA-Dublin) Ireland's National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) has issued a statement ruling-out the possibility of Monday, March 18, 2013, being declared a public holiday in Ireland to compensate the fact that the Saint Patrick's Day annual public holiday falls on a Sunday in 2013.  14 Jan 2013 Ireland 2015 Bank Holidays Announced (Irish Payment Services Organisation Limited-Dublin) The list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2015, in the republic of Ireland, has been released.  19 Aug 2011 Ireland Called To Declare August 15 Public Holiday (The Derry Journal-Derry) The SDLP assemblyman from East Derry, John Dallat, has called on the governments of both the Republic of Ireland and the devolved government of Northern Ireland, to declare August 15 as a new annual non-working public holiday.  22 Jul 2010 Ireland July 12 Public Holiday Update (The Irish Times-Dublin) Ireland's former deputy prime minister, Michael McDowell, has called for declaring July 12 as a national public holiday in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Northern Ireland.  18 Jul 2007 Vatican Moves Saint Patrick's Day To March 15 ( The Vatican has announced that Saint Patrick's Day would be observed on March 15, 2008, instead of the traditional date of March 17.  05 May 2007 Ireland Not Considering Adding A New Public Holiday (The Sunday Tribune) Although both the Public Service Executive Union and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions are pushing for extra public holidays as part of the current national agreement negotiations.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Ireland public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.

Background Information

Governing Laws: Official public holidays in the Republic of Irelans are governed by the Public Holidays Act 56/1924, which amended the The Bank Holidays Act of 1871, the Holidays Extension Act of 1875, and the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act of 1903. These were later amended by the Holidays (Employees) Act 1973 and the Regulations, 1993 (S.I. No. 91 of 1993) which made the first Monday in May a public holiday, starting in 1994.  May Bank Holiday may also breferred to as May Day Bank Holiday. June Bank Holiday may sometimes be called Spring Bank Holiday. August Bank Holiday is also known as Summer Bank Holiday. October Bank Holiday may also be called Hallowe'en or Hallowe'en Bank Holiday.  Good Friday is not an official public holiday, although many are given it off. On Good Friday almost everything (including pubs & restaurants) is closed. For dinner on this day you should reserve ahead at a hotel .  Public holidays falling on WEEKENDS: - While it is clear about the entitlements of employees regarding time off work and public holidays, there is no specific provision in law governing what happens when a public holiday falls on a weekend in Ireland. - Where a public holiday falls on a weekend, you do not have any automatic legal entitlement to have the next working day off work. This occurred over Christmas 2004 where Christmas Day (25th December) and St. Stephen's Day (26th December) fell on a Saturday and Sunday respectively. (New Year's Day 2005 also fell on a Saturday). You are entitled to the normal arrangements concerning employment and public holidays - that is: - A paid day off within a month of the public holiday - An additional day of annual leave - An additional day's pay - The nearest church holiday to the public holiday as a paid day off. - In these cases, Monday 27th December 2004, Tuesday 28th December 2004 and Monday 3rd January 2005 are not public holidays. Source: The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment of Ireland.  Ireland International Codes IE and IRL (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .ie (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Ireland information and news: Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland (Ireland central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Ireland maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Ireland), and Wikipedia (includes Ireland commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Ireland, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Ireland, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Ireland, before planning any trip to Ireland. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.

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