The Government needs to make an announcement on a new bank holiday and stop "dragging on" the conversation.
That's according to Labour Senator Marie Sherlock, who says there are more important issues to be debated on.
It comes as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has suggested the Government is considering a 'double' bank holiday around St Patrick's Day next year - with a permanent holiday being put in place on St Brigid's Day from 2023 onwards.
St Brigid's Day falls on February 1st.
But Senator Sherlock told Lunchtime Live the time for debate has passed.
"I believe Ireland does need an additional bank holiday, we have far fewer bank holidays relative to many of our European neighbours.
"However, I do think the time has come for the Government just to make an announcement with regards to when the permanent bank holiday is going to be.
"Obviously we are in exceptional times at the moment... but we've had kite-flying now on this since early September.
"And I suppose there's a degree of frustration on my part that we don't have certainty."
She says the Government has much more to worry about, and should have made this decision long ago.
"It's important that the Government get on with the job of legislating for sick pay, with regards to dealing with working from home.
"And the many, many other issues that are there at the moment: I'm a bit frustrated that Government time has been taken up with deliberations on a public holiday - when it should be clear cut.
"We should have it the 1st of February from 2023 on".
Senator Sherlock says this should be used to reflect on the pandemic, but also as an "important as a date for tourism".
"[It is] badly needed at the start of the year - a badly needed boost for the tourism and hospitality sector".
She says the debate has been dragging on for too long.
"What we understand is that [Tánaiste Leo Varadkar] is suggesting that Government are talking about identifying Brigid's Day as being the bank holiday from 2023 on.
"And we would very much welcome that.
"But we would just like the Government to make an announcement on this at this stage, as opposed to dragging on this conversation".