This is great news.
Sometimes, us folk in Ireland feel a little hard done by when it comes to bank holidays, if we compare to some of our fellow European countries.
But, we might just be in luck. Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that the government are considering adding another bank holiday to the 2021 calendar.
It has been suggested as part of a tourism recovery plan, brought forth by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
An extra bank holiday would come in the off-peak season to encourage more tourism throughout the year in a bid to boost the economy following the Coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to The Journal, Micheál Martin said: “I think that is one potential, yes, that we could do in terms of reflecting and acknowledging the work of many workers in different fields and in different sectors. We’ll consider it.”
If this was to go ahead, it would see Ireland have 10 days of bank holiday in 2021.