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Poll: Should Ireland mark the anniversary of the day it became a Republic?

Ireland officially left the Commonwealth on 18 April 1948.

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TODAY MARKS 70 years since Ireland officially became a republic.

At midnight on 18 April 1949, Ireland officially left the British Commonwealth and became a Republic.

But while a number of countries around the world celebrate the anniversaries on which they gained independence or became a republic, Ireland doesn’t do either.

Leo Varadkar has previously raised the possibility of having a Republic Day, while it’s also been suggested that the day would not even need to be a public holiday.

So today we’re asking: Should Ireland mark the anniversary of the day when it became a Republic?

Poll Results:

Yes (14038)
Yes, but not as a public holiday (2320)
No (1907)
I don't know/No opinion (363)

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