This year (2022) an extra once-off public holiday will take place on Friday, 18 March. From 2023, there will be a new annual public holiday in early February to mark St Brigid’s Day.

The new public holiday is currently being applied to NCS, ECCE and CCSP on the Early Years Hive and PIP Portal.

Further information and instruction will be provided via portal announcement at the end of this month. Until further notified, there is no action required for service providers.


ECCE Registration Deadline

Pobal would like to remind providers that the latest a provider can register a child on the ECCE programme is 6 weeks after the child’s