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# National Holiday

Last year
Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day
From patiently waiting for a pint to settle to accepting everyone will be late, our American columnist has some advice for his countrymen visiting Ireland.
All time
'We are at a crossroads': Taoiseach in plea for people to have 'Covid safe' St Patrick's Day
Garda representatives say members are preparing for “one of the busiest and most dangerous days” of the year.
'We can celebrate without getting drunk': Pioneers release St Patrick's Day message
Ireland’s national holiday is often synonymous with drinking.
Here's why July 1 should be a bank holiday in Ireland
Poll: Should we get a national holiday for the 1916 centenary?
Many other nations have holidays of this kind, so should Ireland?
A 'national day off' for 2016? It should be looked at, says Minister
The idea of a once-off ‘Republic Day’ is being “seriously considered” at by politicians, as plans for the centenary celebrations are put together.
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.