Ireland

Ireland

Ireland introduces new public holidays

The Irish government recently announced the introduction of: A one-off public holiday on Friday, 18 March 2022, to honor COVID-19 workers and victims A permanent public holiday beginning in 2023 in celebration of Imbolc/St. Brigid’s Day Key details 2022 one-off public […]

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Ireland to introduce sick pay for 2022

The Irish government recently introduced Sick Leave Bill 2021 to provide all employees with up to 10 days of employer-paid sick leave. If passed, the bill would enter into effect sometime in January 2022, and its implementation would be phased […]

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Ireland introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation

The Irish government passed legislation mandating that employers with a minimum of 50 employees report and publish information on their gender pay differentials. The Gender Pay Gap Information Act (the “Act”) amends the Employment Equality Act 1998 and was passed […]

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Ireland’s pension reform

The Irish government’s decision to reverse the increase in the state pension age from 66 to 67, effective 1 January 2021, has firmly put the topic of retirement planning back on the agenda. The Irish government had come under pressure […]