Source: 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.
According to the aforementioned bill, this new April 24 annual non-working public holiday ("April 24th in each calendar year shall be a public holiday within the meaning of the Public Holidays (Employees) Act 1973") in Ireland would be to commemorate the anniversary of the reading of the Proclamation of Ireland outside the GPO by Pádraig Pearse in 1916.
In addition, the bill specifies day in lieu rules: "In the event of that date falling on either a Saturday or Sunday that 25 the succeeding Monday, be the public holiday, unless it is Easter Sunday and the preceeding Saturday, in which case the public holiday shall be on the Friday preceding".
Over the years there have been other calls to declare another annual public holiday in Ireland (19-Aug-2011).
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