Dáil Éireann - Volume 395 - 20 February, 1990
Written Answers. - Public Holidays.
Mr. O'Shea Mr. O'Shea
36. Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Labour if he has any plans to increase the number of public holidays in Ireland in 1990; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Labour (Mr. B. Ahern) Bertie Ahern
Minister for Labour (Mr. B. Ahern): I have no plans to increase the number of public holidays this year. I have to bear in mind the present economic climate, and especially the Government's priorities in relation to preserving existing jobs and creating new ones. As additional public holidays would generate additional employment costs, it would not be appropriate to declare extra holidays at this time.
Dáil Éireann 395 Written Answers. Public Holidays.