SHOULD IRELAND HAVE more bank holidays?
This week the UK’s Labour party promised that if it was elected, it will aim to create four new bank holidays – one for the patron saint’s day of each of the home nations.
Although we have a bank holiday for St Patrick already, Ireland still ranks quite low on the list of countries with bank holidays: Finland, France and Germany have 11; Portugal, Poland and Sweden have 13; while Belgium has 17.
Ireland, meanwhile, has nine. So we’re asking: Do we need more bank holidays, and if so, how many?