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2018 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 16
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  • Ireland Mulls January 21 Independence Day

    Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The cabinet of the government of the Republic of Ireland is considering a bill which would designate January 21st as the Declaration of Independence Day.
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2016

  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Ireland Reconsiders April 24 Public Holiday

    Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, had introduced another bill in his longstanding quest to have April 24 declared as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Republic of Ireland to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising.
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2015

  • Oct
  • 10
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  • Ireland Rejects April 24 or 25 Public Holidays

    Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - Earlier this week, the Cabinet of the Government of the Republic of Ireland, gave consideration to last year's proposal for an annual, or one-off in 2016, Republic Day non-working public holiday, from the All-Party Consultation Group on Commemorations, but decided that "as Easter weekend is traditionally associated with the[1916 Easter]Rising, there was no need to mark it with another day off".
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2014

  • Sep
  • 2
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  • Ireland Mulls April 25 Public Holiday

    Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - The government of the Republic of Ireland is considering a recommendation from the Government-appointed All Party Consultation Group on Commemorations expert advisory group that a one-off non-working public holiday be declared in the Republic of Ireland on Monday, April 25, 2016, to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising.
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  • Jul
  • 3
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  • Ireland 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    Irish Payment Services Organisation Limited (Dublin) - The annual list of bank holidays and non-working public holidays in the Republic of Ireland for the calendar year 2016, has been released.
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2013

  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Ireland Republic Day Public Holiday Bill

    Houses of the Oireachtas- National Parliament (Dublin) - Dublin Member of Parliament, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, has introduced the Public Holidays (Lá Na Poblachta) Bill 2013 which would make April 24 a new annual non-working public holiday in Ireland.
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  • Jan
  • 26
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  • Ireland Rules-Out March 18 Public Holiday

    National Employment Rights Authority - NERA (Dublin) - Ireland's National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) has issued a statement ruling-out the possibility of Monday, March 18, 2013, being declared a public holiday in Ireland to compensate the fact that the Saint Patrick's Day annual public holiday falls on a Sunday in 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Ireland 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    Irish Payment Services Organisation Limited (Dublin) - The list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2015, in the Republic of Ireland, has been released.
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2011

  • Nov
  • 18
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  • Ireland 2014 Bank Holidays Announced

    Irish Payment Services Organisation Limited (Dublin) - The list of bank holidays for the calendar year 2014, in the Republic of Ireland, has been released.
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  • Aug
  • 19
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  • Ireland Called To Declare August 15 Public Holiday

    The Derry Journal (Derry) - The SDLP assemblyman from East Derry, John Dallat, has called on the governments of both the Republic of Ireland and the devolved government of Northern Ireland, to declare August 15 as a new annual non-working public holiday.
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2010

  • Jul
  • 22
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  • Ireland July 12 Public Holiday Update

    The Irish Times (Dublin) - Ireland's former deputy prime minister, Michael McDowell, has called for declaring July 12 as a national public holiday in the Republic of Ireland as well as in Northern Ireland.
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2007

  • Jul
  • 18
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  • Vatican Moves Saint Patrick's Day To March 15

    Ireland.com - The Vatican has announced that Saint Patrick's Day would be observed on March 15, 2008, instead of the traditional date of March 17.
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  • May
  • 5
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  • Ireland Not Considering Adding A New Public Holiday

    The Sunday Tribune - Although both the Public Service Executive Union and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions are pushing for extra public holidays as part of the current national agreement negotiations.
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See also: Ireland bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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