Euro 2012 fans urged not to take sickies

Employers are warning workers not to be tempted to 'pull a sickie' after Ireland's Euro 2012 matches.

Many football fans are working up overtime to ensure they don't miss a game - but bosses are concerned about staff failing to turn up for duty the days afterwards.

Ireland's first game - which is against Croatia - takes place on June 10th, a Sunday.

But the second one - against Spain - falls on a Thursday (note - June 14th) and the next one - against Italy - is set to happen on a Monday June 18.

Director of the Small Firms Assoiciation Patricia Callan says it's about being honest, and requesting annual leave if you're planning a party: