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Tanaiste Urges St Patrick's Day Moderation

Published on Mar 14 2013 12:22 PM in General Industry

Tanaiste Urges St Patrick's Day Moderation

The Tanaiste has urged the Irish public to exercise moderation in their St Patrick's Day celebrations. Speaking at a press conference marking the start of the St Patrick's Festival, the Tanaiste, Eamo...

The Tanaiste has urged the Irish public to exercise moderation in their St Patrick's Day celebrations. Speaking at a press conference marking the start of the St Patrick's Festival, the Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore said: "I think St Patrick's Day is an opportunity to celebrate things that are Irish. I think that people should enjoy St Patrick's Day but I would appeal to people to avoid the kind of excesses that we have sometimes seen over the years, particularly the kind of drinking in public places and streets [but] I think it has to be said that we're talking about a minority of people who engage in that, but it does cast a bad light on the country."

He continued, "St Patrick's Day is an opportunity to cast the country in a good light and I think that we all have a responsibility to do that."

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