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# Lá na Poblachta

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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.
We won't be getting a bank holiday to celebrate the Easter Rising
Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said it isn’t necessary.
Sinn Féin wants a new public holiday - but the government isn't keen
What if 24 April was a national public holiday every year?
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.
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.