Third Level - Bereavement Leave

The terms of bereavement leave were revised in December 2022 and are set out here.

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