Annual leave entitlements will be calculated in accordance with the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997.

– Where an employee works at least 1,365 hours in a leave year, he or she is entitled to four working weeks of annual leave.

If the number of hours worked is less than 1,365, annual leave will be calculated as follows:

– One-third of a working week per calendar month in which an employee works at least 117 hours; or

– 8% of the hours worked in the leave year, subject to a maximum of four working weeks.

The term “working week” means the number of days or hours an employee normally works in a given week. The leave year runs from 1st January to the 31st December each year.

Public Holidays for 2016

January 1 (Friday) New Year’s Day

March 17 (Thursday) St. Patrick’s Day

March 28 (Monday) Easter Monday

May 2 (Monday) May Public Holiday

June 6 (Monday) June Public Holiday

August 1 (Monday) August Public Holiday

October 31 (Monday) October Public Holiday

December 25 (Sunday) Christmas Day

December 26 (Monday) Boxing Day (St. Stephens Day)

Note: Good Friday and Christmas Eve are not public holidays and as such do not accrue any entitlement.

All full-time employees of the organisation are automatically entitled to public holiday benefits. Additionally, part-time/casual employees who have worked at least 40-hours in the five weeks ending on the day before the public holiday will be entitled to benefit.

In respect of each public holiday, an employee’s benefit is at the Company’s discretion as follows:

  1. A paid day off on the public holiday; or
  2. A paid day off within a month; or
  3. An extra day’s annual leave; or
  4. An extra day’s pay.

If you have any queries in relation to the above please do not hesitate to contact me on 074 91 23150 or via email at: and I will be more than happy to assist you.