IT WAS SUGGESTED in the Dáil yesterday that Ireland should have a new bank holiday.
The holiday would fall on 23 May and commemorate the passing of the same-sex marriage referendum this year.
Speaking in the Dáil yesterday, Sinn Féín’s Padraig MacLochlainn read a letter that had been sent to him:
“In a hundred years time, 23 May will be seen as not Ireland’s but one of humanity’s, proudest moments, because it was a day when equality conquered fear.
“Perhaps 23 May should become a bank holiday and called Equality Day?”
Ireland currently has nine public holidays, one more than the UK, one fewer than the US and nine fewer than India.
We’re asking: Should Ireland get a new bank holiday in honour of same-sex marriage?