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  as listed below can be found in the related files link:  HSE Terms and Conditions of Employment (86 pages)

  • 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