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Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays?

Ireland has fewer bank holidays than a lot of our EU counterparts.

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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?

Poll Results:

Yes, we need one a month  (8225)
Yes, we need one or two more (7942)
No, we've enough (3641)

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