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#Lá na Poblachta

# la-na-poblachta - Thursday 18 April, 2019

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

This meant that Ireland left the Commonwealth, and formally ended the statutory role of the British monarchy in Ireland.

# la-na-poblachta - Friday 4 November, 2016

We won't be getting a bank holiday to celebrate the Easter Rising

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said it isn’t necessary.

# la-na-poblachta - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen

What if 24 April was a national public holiday every year?

# la-na-poblachta - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?

It’s coming up to St Patrick’s Day – and Sinn Féin has published a bill to make April 24, when the Easter Rising began, a holiday.

# la-na-poblachta - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday

April 24 would become ‘Lá na Poblachta’ – or ‘Republic Day’ – under a Bill introduced by Aengus Ó Snodaigh today.