30% of firms worked on St Patrick’s Day

Hard economic times appear to have dampened some Irish businesses’ enthusiasm for celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year.

16th April, 2011

Hard economic times appear to have dampened some Irish businesses’ enthusiasm for celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year.

In a survey commissioned by workspace provider Regus, more than 30 per cent of businesses said they worked all day on March 17 despite the public holiday.

Nevertheless, more than half of Irish companies still took time out to celebrate the day, with 56 per cent saying they didn’t work at all on March 17.

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