[Sinn Fein]

2nd June 2003

Call For Bank Holidays To Be Standardised


Sinn Fein MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew has called for Bank Holidays on the island to become standardised.

Ms Gildernew said:

``We have a situation where last Monday we had a Bank Holiday in the Six Counties and today we have one in the 26 Counties. It would be much more sensible if Bank Holidays where standardised across the island.

``This makes business sense and makes common sense. The logic of the Good Friday Agreement which has seen the establishment of all-Ireland institutions across a range of significant areas dictates very clearly that this sort of situation needs addressed and needs harmonised.'' ENDS

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