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30th Jan 2019

Ireland might be getting a new Bank Holiday, and we’re so bloody excited

Rebecca O'Keeffe


Is there anything better than a cheeky Bank Holiday?

Well, how about two cheeky Bank Holidays, in a one month period?

Yeah we know, we have your attention.

The EU have discussed the idea of all employees of EU institutions getting an extra day off in May in the future.

The day being proposed is “Europe Day” on 9 May, which would fall only a number of days after our own May Bank Holiday.

Sweet lord, how divine.

new bank holiday

Europe Day already exists, but not as an official Bank Holiday.

The idea was discussed in Brussels on Monday and according to Euractiv, Ivan Jakovčić, a Croatian liberal MEP, said it had “clear support”.

“It seems there is clear support from several parliamentary groups such as the Greens, the Socialists and ALDE. Having 9 May as a public holiday is not for the sake of holidays but so that we can show our unity and fight for our values,” he said.

Maite Pagazaurtundua, a Spanish liberal MEP, even went as far as saying it would “most probably be passed”.

We’ll take it!

Also – sickened for the lads in the UK, who won’t get enjoy this sweet, sweet day off once Brexit hits.

You snooze, you lose.