There are three statutory Public Holidays during the Christmas period.
Christmas Day, Tueday 25 December, 2018
St. Stephens Day, Wednesday 26 December, 2018
New Year's Day, Tuesday 1 January, 2019
Entitlement to benefit from these public holidays is governed by the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. All full-time employees are automatically entitled to the public holiday benefits and all part time employees, who have worked at least 40 hours in the five weeks ending on the day before the public holiday are also entitled to benefit for the public holiday. Click here for more information.