Calls In The Dáil For Ireland To Introduce "Equality Day" Bank Holiday


Yesterday, it was suggested in the Dáil that May 23 should become a public holiday called “Equality Day”.

Ireland already has nine public holidays in a calendar year, but Sinn Féín’s Padraig MacLochlainn read out a letter that was sent to him, that suggested the addition of a tenth holiday to commemorate Ireland’s passing of the historic marriage referendum.

“In a hundred years time, May 23 will be seen as not Ireland’s but one of humanity’s, proudest moments, because it was a day when equality conquered fear,” he said in The Dáil.

“Perhaps May 23 should become a bank holiday and called Equality Day?”

The suggestion has grabbed the attention of social media users, who have mixed opinions on the matter…



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