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Poll: Should Ireland get a new bank holiday in honour of same-sex marriage?

What do you think?

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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?


Poll Results:

No (11108)
Yes (7661)
I don't know (415)



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