Leave from Work

In addition to generous annual leave entitlements, the HSE also has a variety of other leave arrangements available to employees such as family friendly working arrangements, paid sick leave etc. This section sets out the leave arrangements and payments for such leave which apply in the HSE. Some leave types may not apply to all employee categories. Please click on the links below to find out more about about the different types of leave:

Annual Leave

Public Holidays

Sick leave

Serious Physical Assault Scheme

Compassionate Leave

Shorter Working Year Scheme

Elected Representatives of Local Authorities

Details of other leave entitlments listed below can be found in the HSE Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Maternity Leave including Health & Safety Leave

Adoptive Leave

Paternity leave

Paternal Leave

Force Majeure Leave

Carer's leave

Special Leave with Pay on Marriage

Career Breaks

Special Leave with Nominal Pay

Leave for Deployment with the Rapid Response Corps

Leave for Trade Union Representatives

Study Leave Reserve Defence Forces Other Types of Leave