Should Conor McGregor be the face of the €1 coin? Leinster House debate on proposal
Published 13/01/2016 | 09:01
Petitions today at Leinster House include one on whether or not to put the UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, on the €1 coin.
The committee is to cover five petitions covering personal data, cycle lanes, border control and school access.
Conor McGregor defeated Jose Aldo in 13 seconds last month to become the UFC featherweight champion, leaving one Patrick O'Leary with the idea that he should adorn the Irish euro coin.
The petition was received by the committee on December 15 and will be discussed at the meeting later today in Leinster House, which gets underway at 4pm.
Committee Chairman, Pádraig MacLochlainn TD, said: “Petition 29/15 calls for an amendment to equality legislation that would see a change to the enrolment policy of certain schools so that they could no longer give preference to students of a particular faith. Lastly we will discuss a petitioner’s request that sports personality Conor McGregor feature on the €1 coin.
“Our first meeting of 2016 will allow the Committee consider and action a further group of petitions submitted by members of the public. To begin we will discuss a petition that raises concern about patient data, or tissue, being used for medical research purposes without proper consent. We will then look at a petition that calls for an increase in the amount of cycle lanes in Dublin City.
"Also on the agenda is a petition that requests family members, both holders and non-holders of EU passports, pass border control through the same entry point," he said.