We could get an extra day off before the end of the year because of the Pandemic.
Plans for an extra Bank Holiday are said to be at an advanced stage with efforts underway to try and get it in November or December.
The day would recognise the efforts of frontline workers and to remember those who lost their lives to Covid.
Junior Minister Peter Burke says people deserve the day.
"I would hope that it could be achieved this year."
"I think it's a testament to the work that our frontline works did throughout the pandemic"
"It would need a Government decision, but I would welcome it."