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…
Making May 23rd a bank holiday would be a GREAT idea. It is a huge day in the history of our world. It should be remembered. #EqualityDay
— Laura ^^ (@LollipopLaurax) September 23, 2015
People still going on about that bank holiday! What about commemorating 1916! Think that makes more sense! — Niamh Byrne ╪ (@Niamhyy) September 24, 2015
@BreakfastNT A F”””””g Joke, What About A Holiday For Hetrosexuals!!!
— John F Kelly (@BallygallJohn) September 24, 2015
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