Doherty calls for north south harmonisation of public holidays

A Donegal Senator has described suggestions from Michael McDowell that the republic make the 12th of a July a national holiday as off the wall, but says bank holidays north and south should be harmonised.

Senator Pearse Doherty says that such a move would be good for the Island's economy.

He says that in making his comments, at the MacGill Summer School earlier this week, Mr McDowell was headline hunting..........

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