To: Government

Secular Public Holiday

Thankfully the era in which the Catholic Church had the naming rights to every new housing estate, school and park is behind us. Let's not take a backwards step by allowing the proposed new Public Holiday to be named for another Catholic icon, St. Brigid. Perhaps this new holiday allows us to set aside a day on which we can remember all those who suffered in Magdalen Laundries, industrial schools and Mother and Baby homes.

Why is this important?

This is an opportunity to acknowledge the wrongs perpuated by our State and those to whom it sub-contracted its responsibilities.

Ireland

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