Second Level - Bereavement Leave

The terms of bereavement leave were revised in December 2022 and are set out in detail in Circular 78/2022.
Following the publication of this circular, teachers now have access to bereavement leave on part with members of the civil service. Specifically, the entitlements are:
  • 20 days in the case of a spouse, child or person in a relationship of domestic dependency
  • 5 days in the case of a father, mother, sister, brother, step-father, step-mother, step-brother, brother-in-law, half-brother, step-sister, half-sister, sister-in-law, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, grandchild
  • one day in the case of an aunt, uncle, niece or nephew
See circular letter for full details