Advertisement

Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now

#Lá na Poblachta

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

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

Today marks 70 years since Ireland became a republic

Apr 18th 2019, 8:57 AM 30,128 Views 93 Comments

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
# Our Day Won't Come
# Our Day Won't Come

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

Nov 4th 2016, 10:28 AM 18,870 Views 57 Comments

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
# Lá Na Poblachta
# Lá Na Poblachta

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

Oct 6th 2015, 6:21 PM 22,429 Views 140 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 2nd 2013, 10:00 AM 15,273 Views 166 Comments

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
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday

Feb 21st 2013, 3:40 PM 13,423 Views 251 Comments

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