Once-off 'Republic Day' mooted for Easter Rising centenary commemoration in 2016
Watch this space...
The Irish Independent are reporting that we could be getting another once-off Bank Holiday to tie in with the 100 year anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916.
The Indo have seen a document which contained the minutes of a meeting held by the All Party Consultation Group on Commemorations. The minutes allegedly contained the proposal that April 25th in 2016 will be the day to have 'Republic Day'. On that date it will be 100 years and one day after the Easter Rising started back in 1916.
No final decision has been made and it will have to be approved by the government in order for it to happen. Long weekend enthusiasts (the whole country) will be hoping that there is substance to these rumours. We''ll keep you posted.