Paisley calls for St Patrick's Day public holiday
By Gemma Murray
FIRST Minister Ian Paisley has called for St Patrick's Day to be designated a public holiday.
The first minister and former moderator of the Free Presbyterian Church said he always celebrates the day by preaching about the saint.
He has said he thinks March 17 should be a day off for everyone.
"I have proposed it in the House of Commons and I have proposed it here," said the North Antrim MP.
"Maybe they'll celebrate my passing by saying to St Patrick 'you can have a day to yourself'."
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