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Calls for 12th of July to be made public holiday 'a little bit naive' - Tóibín

A TD has made a call to make July 12th a public holiday in the south of Ireland. Green Party TD Patrick Costello thinks the government should legislate for a new holiday, and it would help bring the island together. St Patrick’s Day and July 12th are both celebrated in Northern Ireland, so would marking July 12th south of the border be a step towards uniting Ireland? Kieran was joined by Peadar Tóibín is the leader of Aontú and John O’Brennan is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at Maynooth University to discuss...

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15.40 10 Jul 2023


Calls for 12th of July to be made public holiday 'a little bit naive' - Tóibín


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A TD has made a call to make July 12th a public holiday in the south of Ireland. Green Party TD Patrick Costello thinks the government should legislate for a new holiday, and it would help bring the island together.

St Patrick’s Day and July 12th are both celebrated in Northern Ireland, so would marking July 12th south of the border be a step towards uniting Ireland?

Kieran was joined by Peadar Tóibín is the leader of Aontú and John O’Brennan is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair of European Integration at Maynooth University to discuss...


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