Is Good Friday a public holiday?
Good Friday fell on 19 April in 2019. It is not a public holiday. While many businesses close on Good Friday, you have no automatic entitlement to time off work on that day.
However, Easter Monday is a public holiday. This year it fell on Monday 22 April.
If a public holiday falls on a day on which you normally work, you are entitled to either:
§ A paid day off on the public holiday
§ A paid day off within a month of the public holiday
§ An additional day’s pay
§ An additional day’s annual leave
If the public holiday falls on a day on which you do not normally work, then you are entitled to one-fifth of your normal weekly wage for that day.
Part-time employees qualify for public holiday entitlement if they have worked at least 40 hours during the 5 weeks ending on the day before a public holiday.
Know Your Rights has been compiled by South Connacht Citizens InformationService CLG, which provides a free and confidential service to the public.