Employment Law

Mulhern Solicitors are available to provide Employers and Employees with advice in relation to employment matters such as:

Employment Contracts,
Social Media Policies,
Bullying / Harrassment Policies
Practices & Procedures

Representation before a Rights Commissioners or at Employment Appeals Tribunal Hearings.

If you are an employee or employer with a query in relation to your holiday entitlements, maternity rights, sick leve, unfair dismissal, redundancy or any other aspect of the employer / employee relationship then don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will advise you of your rights and help you with your query.


There are 9 public holidays in Ireland each year. Public holidays may commemorate a special day or other event, for example, St Patrick's Day (17 March) or Christmas Day (25 December). On a public holiday, sometimes called a bank holiday, most businesses and schools close. Other services, for example, public transport still operate but often with restricted schedules.

The list of public holidays each year is as follows:
•New Year's Day (1 January)
•St. Patrick's Day (17 March)
•Easter Monday
•First Monday in May, June, August
•Last Monday in October
•Christmas Day (25 December)
•St. Stephen's Day (26 December)

Good Friday is not a public holiday. While some schools and businesses close on that day, you have no automatic entitlement to time off work on that day.

Did you know how Easter Monday was determined each year?

Easter Monday is the only public holiday that can vary significantly from year to year. The date of Easter moves every year within the international calendar for civil use. Broadly speaking, Easter should be the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after 21 March. This means that the earliest possible date for Easter Sunday in any year is 22 March, the latest is 25 April. Easter Monday will fall on the following dates between 2013 and 2015: 1 April 2013, 21 April 2014, 6 April 2015.


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