A Kerry entrepreneur believes a proposal to introduce three more bank holidays is over the top and could put some businesses at risk financially.
The comments come following a suggestion from People Before Profit.
People Before Profit is introducing the proposals in September which, if passed, would bring the total number of public holidays in Ireland from nine to 12.
TD Richard Boyd Barrett believes there should be no opposition to the bill:
However, Kerry entrepreneur, Dan Horan, who employs 85 people in his fruit and veg and health stores, believes the idea is over the top.
Mr Horan, who recently opened a new store in Dublin and has plans for more, says Richard Boyd Barrett should spend time as an employer to see the substantial losses three extra bank holidays would mean.
He says he would be more in favour of giving employees extra annual leave rather than having the disruption of having to close stores: