Hibernians boycott Ohio parade…

So says Pub philosopher, primarily because the local organisers ignored the local Catholic bishop’s plea to have it today. In Savannah, Georgia, they are more obedient, and are celebrating Paddy’s Day today instead. Seems Mark’s not the only one who’s irked by church law. It’s an interesting question for Republicans. Who should set ‘national’ holidays: the church or the respective civil bodies?

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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