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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Three extra bank holidays in Ireland proposed in new bill

People Before Profit has launched a new Bill which would see Ireland get three further Bank Holidays.

The proposed Bank Holidays are February 1st, the last Monday in September and the last Monday in November.

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โ€œWorkers in Ireland are lagging way behind their European counterparts in terms of paid holiday entitlements,” People Before Profit Cllr Adrienne Wallace said.

“This Bill would begin to realign the balance by introducing three new bank holiday dates โ€“ in February, September and November.”

“Frontline staff like health workers and nurses, cleaners, retail staff and public transport workers have been on the frontline keeping us all safe from the virus,” Wallace continued.

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She went on to say that workers in this country should be rewarded for their hard work, urging the Government to allow the Bill to progress.

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