Midlands Business Rep Against Repeating Four Day St. Patrick's Day Weekend

While a success, he thinks the new February bank holiday will be more beneficial.

The new bank holiday in February will allow the hospitality industry to extend its season.

That's according to the president of Athlone Chamber of Commerce, amid debate over whether the new holiday should coincide with St. Patrick's Day every year.

Alan Shaw admits last weekend was a huge success for business - but thinks a new holiday in spring would benefit hotels during the off-season:

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