Ireland could be in line for three extra bank holidays...

Workers could be getting some extra days off, as People Before Profit has suggested three more dates.

It's introducing a new bill which will be brought before the Dáil in September.

It wants February 1st, the last Monday in September and the last Monday in November to be the dates selected.

People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett outlines why these days have been chosen.


"They are dates in months where there are currently no bank holidays. It would mean we would have a bank holiday in every month of the year.

"I think that is right because people are suffering from huge work-related stress, we have mental health problems...

" I think giving people the bank holiday would be a genuine acknowledgement of the hardship and sacrifice they've gone through."