An extra public holiday on 18 March has been announced for this year.
Friday, 18 March is to be a public holiday in recognition of sacrifices and efforts during the pandemic, and in remembrance of all who lost their lives due to COVID, the government has said.
And workers will get an extra annual public holiday on the first Monday of each February from 2023, in honour of St Brigid.
The new holiday will fall on the first Monday in every February, except where St Brigid’s Day on 1 February, falls on a Friday, when it will be that day.
Leo Varadkar (Tánaiste and minister for enterprise, trade and employment) said that the creation of a tenth public holiday will bring Ireland more into line with the European average.