Holidays Entitlements, Ireland ::

Ireland's annual leave entitlements comply with EU regulations.

Annual Leave for full time workers:
  • Holiday entitlements are earned from the day you begin work.
  • The minimum Irish annual leave entitlement is 4 working weeks paid annual leave per leave year.
  • However, annual leave in Ireland is accrued based on time worked by the employee.
  • Full-time employees earn one week of paid annual leave for every three months worked.
  • Employees who work 1365 hours in any given leave year have earned their full four week holiday entitlement at that point, except if it is a leave year in which the employee changes employment.
Irish employees are also entitled to nine public holidays during the year, in respect of which your employer may choose to give you one of the following four options:
  • a paid day off on the day, or
  • a paid day off within a month, or
  • an extra day of paid annual leave, or
  • an extra day's pay
Irish Holiday entitlement for part-time workers:
  • Part-time employees in Ireland are entitled to annual leave consisting of 8% of all the hours they work, subject to a maximum of 4 working weeks in the leave year.
  • In order for a part-time worker to qualify for a public holiday, he/she must work at least 40 hours in the 5-week period that immediately precedes the public holiday.
For more information on Irish holiday entitlement:

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