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TD Says Frontline Workers Are Entitled To An Extra Bank Holiday This Year.

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ISME says creating that extra holiday makes no sense.

Frontline workers are entitled to an extra Bank Holiday to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic, according to a Fine Gael TD.

Fergus O'Dowd has said a pandemic bonus should also apply for workers outside the health service.

Our Political Correspondent Seán Defoe reports:

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan says a final decision will be made in the coming weeks:

The head of business group ISME has said having an extra Bank Holiday this year to reward frontline workers, doesn't make sense.

Neil McDonnell, says any new Bank Holiday needs to be thought through


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