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as of January 2021, and covering calendar year 2022 Ireland public holidays,
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Below is this list of Ireland public holidays news and updates.
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The Irish Minister of State, Martin Heydon, has submitted a proposal to the Irish Government that St. Brigid’s Day, on February 1st, be declared as a new annual public holiday in Ireland ("this would also be a very fitting way to recognise the sacrifices of the Irish people during the Covid pandemic and highlight the hope ahead made more significant by confirming a new annual public holiday on February 1st to mark St. Brigid’s day but also the first day of Spring and hope for the coming year").
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Micheál Martin, has announced that there had been no discussions about a possible bank holiday in Ireland, at the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021, at the recent cabinet meeting ("There was no bank holiday date in my mind yesterday. I don’t know where that came from. There was a lot more in my mind yesterday than the awarding of the bank holiday, I can tell you that.").
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The Irish Government has announced that Cabinet was considering plans for an extra bank holiday (aka. public holiday) this Christmas, possibly on Monday, December 21, 2020, or early in 2021, "depending on the virus levels at the time".
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The Irish Minister for Tourism, Brendan Griffin, speaking during an emergency of the Dáil (Ireland’s parliament), announced that the Irish government was considering declaring a one-off special bank and public holiday in Ireland, "when lockdown restrictions are finally lifted".
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The cabinet of the government of the Republic of Ireland is considering a bill which would designate January 21st as the Declaration of Independence Day.
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, had introduced another bill in his longstanding quest to have April 24 declared as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Republic of Ireland to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - Earlier this week, the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Ireland, gave consideration to last year's proposal for an annual, or one-off in 2016, Republic Day non-working public holiday, from the All-Party Consultation Group on Commemorations, but decided that "as Easter weekend is traditionally associated with the[1916 Easter]Rising, there was no need to mark it with another day off".
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.
Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, has introduced the Public Holidays (Lá Na Poblachta) Bill 2013 which would make April 24 a new annual non-working public holiday in Ireland.
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.
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.
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.
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.