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"Republic Day" and other potential bank holidays


FloatingVoterTralee

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Aengus O'Snodaigh has suggested that the 24th of April would be permanently enshrined as "Republic Day", but given the State holds its commemoration every Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday is already a bank holiday, this appears to be duplication. But what other days could be equally worthy of national celebration? Suggestions:

1. January 21st - Anniversary of Opening of First Dáil.
2. June 16th - Bloomsday
3. Second Monday in September - equidistant between both All-Ireland finals, no bank holiday already that month.
 

Truth.ie

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As a Stateless Nordie, I'll support Republic Day when we get a Republic.
A Republic as envisaged by the signatories of the Proclamation.
I've no idea what O Snodaighs version is, to be honest.
 

R3volution_R3ady

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Why on earth would you celebrate the opening of the Dail? Look at what it's done to you and your family....

I say ZERO holidays. Let people earn money when they want.
 

The OD

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Should be relevant for about another 7-10 years and then we will all be ''happy''* European federalists.

(Wonder how long it will take before the 'learning to love the new empire' camps are introduced....)

;)
 

asset test

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Are you mad! Keep yer trap shut or the Govt will ban Bank holidays to improve productivity and get more tax.
 

FloatingVoterTralee

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Why on earth would you celebrate the opening of the Dail? Look at what it's done to you and your family....

I say ZERO holidays. Let people earn money when they want.
Only because it would be the most politically neutral manner to mark the foundation of the State - granted Easter probably does that already, but it seems we've fewer bank holidays than the rest of Europe.
 

sadmal

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Aengus O'Snodaigh has suggested that the 24th of April would be permanently enshrined as "Republic Day", but given the State holds its commemoration every Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday is already a bank holiday, this appears to be duplication. But what other days could be equally worthy of national celebration? Suggestions:

1. January 21st - Anniversary of Opening of First Dáil.
2. June 16th - Bloomsday
3. Second Monday in September - equidistant between both All-Ireland finals, no bank holiday already that month.
Got the impression from listening to him being inteviewed he wants it to commemorate all Republicians from 1916 up to IRA of the recent past. They have two chances of this being acceptable - none and never.
 
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If we're really interested in uniting Orange and Green it would have to be 12th July - that's the date them boys have picked and if we really really believe our own fleg (check it out - one whole third of it is Orange, no sh1tting) that's the missing date.

Apart from that, maybe a date accorded to the other (White) third of the flag - Peace Day - maybe as you say in September or some sunny month.

And maybe Earth Day some time around harvest to remind everyone that the most important thing we need to be thinking about right now is keeping poor ol' Mother Earth alive.
 

Goa Tse

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28 November: National Bailout Day, where everyone takes the day off from they jobs they don't have, and flagellates themselves with a rolled - up copy of the Sindo.
 

Hewson

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Wolfe Toner Day.
 

cricket

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It would be more appropriate to have a National Reparation Day, to ask for forgiveness for what was done allegedly in the name of the Irish people.
Mabye Jean McConville's birthday would be right.
 

Rural

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I like the idea of one in September, between to two All-Irelands. Just make it a Monday.

It will never happen though, they are cutting worker's leave to beat the band - I sniff IBEC.
 

between the bridges

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If we're really interested in uniting Orange and Green it would have to be 12th July - that's the date them boys have picked and if we really really believe our own fleg (check it out - one whole third of it is Orange, no sh1tting) that's the missing date.

Apart from that, maybe a date accorded to the other (White) third of the flag - Peace Day - maybe as you say in September or some sunny month.

And maybe Earth Day some time around harvest to remind everyone that the most important thing we need to be thinking about right now is keeping poor ol' Mother Earth alive.
With ya on the 12th Bro!! another would be a Wijtschate-Messines Day, were the 36th and 16th Div fought and died side by side...

. In December 1916, Willie Redmond MP wrote to his friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

‘There are a great many Irishmen today who feel that out of this war we should try to build up a new Ireland. The trouble is, men are so timid about meeting each other half way. It would be a fine memorial to the men who have died so splendidly, if we could, over their graves, build a bridge between north and south.’
 

ItsEvolution

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It would be more appropriate to have a National Reparation Day, to ask for forgiveness for what was done allegedly in the name of the Irish people.
Mabye Jean McConville's birthday would be right.
You are perverted
 
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Humbert

With ya on the 12th Bro!! another would be a Wijtschate-Messines Day, were the 36th and 16th Div fought and died side by side...

. In December 1916, Willie Redmond MP wrote to his friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
Let's not commemorate any more war than we have to, eh?

Easter Monday's covered plus Battle Of The Boyne, that's one for each - apart from that let's commemorate that which we wish to grow - peace and life I think.
 

Wodehouse

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We already have a celebration of Irishness day - it's called St. Patrick's Day and falls on 17 March.
 

Analyzer

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I reckon the Troika will veto any proposals to introduce additional public holidays, and instead pressurize the talking shop on Kildare Street to reduce our public holidays even further.
 
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