A guide to marriage leave for second-level teachers in Ireland.
Seven consecutive calendar days leave may be granted to those teachers who get married during the school term. These seven days include Saturday and Sunday and must include the date of marriage. This week cannot be extended on the grounds that the school was closed during the week for a Church Holiday, public holiday, etc., i.e. if the first day of marriage leave absence is on a Monday and the school is closed on the following day for a Church Holiday, the teacher must resume duty on the following Monday. In the case of a teacher marrying during the vacation period he/she must resume duty one week following the date of marriage, or the day on which the school re-opens after vacation, whichever is the later.
There are no Department provisions for the payment of a substitute to cover the teacher taking marriage leave.