Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) increases from 3 to 5 days paid

Since the 1st of January 2023 employees have a right to 3 days’ sick pay per year. From the 1st of January 2024 the number of days will increase from 3 to 5.

SSP is paid by the employer at a rate of 70% of normal pay up to a maximum of €110 per day and the employee must be working at least 13 weeks with their employer before they are entitled to SSP.

Further information is available on the Citizens Information website:

https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/employment-rights-and-conditions/leave-and-holidays/sick-leave-and-sick-pay