Bank holiday to thank Covid frontline staff ‘may be just a one-off’

Increasing consensus around targeting Monday January 31 as the bank holiday to tie in with St Brigid’s DayResistance, especially from employer groups, to introducing a permanent new bank holidayConsideration also given to making St Patrick’s Day a four-day weekend

Taoiseach Micheál Martin did not rule out the bank holiday coinciding with St Brigid’s Day. Photo: Gareth Chaney

Philip Ryan

The Government’s plan for a new bank holiday to thank frontline workers for their efforts during the Covid pandemic may be a one-off event rather than an annual day off work.