The only way to affect real change in politics is at the ballot box. Ask you local council candidate whether they plan to voluntarily publish receipts for their expenses. If they will, tell them you’ll vote for them. If not, good luck and goodbye.
This week the UK’s Labour party promised that if it was elected, it will aim to create four new bank holidays – one for the patron saint’s day of each of the home nations.
Although we have a bank holiday for St Patrick already, Ireland still ranks quite low on the list of countries with bank holidays: Finland, France and Germany have 11; Portugal, Poland and Sweden have 13; while Belgium has 17.
Ireland, meanwhile, has nine. So we’re asking: Do we need more bank holidays, and if so, how many?
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