Monday 26 September 2016

'The boom is back baby' - Conor McGregor is backing petition for his face to appear on €1 coin

Published 13/01/2016 | 11:51

Conor McGregor is backing a petition to have his face on the €1 coin
Conor McGregor is backing a petition to have his face on the €1 coin

It's something that will never happen (and rightly so), but Leinster house will today discuss a petition to have Conor McGregor's face on the €1 coin.

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Five petitions are up for discussion, including personal data, cycle lanes, border control and school access. While the McGregor coin issue is expected to be quickly brushed aside, the fact that it will even be mentioned has raised eyebrows.

But the Notorious himself has given the petition a massive boost with a series of tweets backing a yes vote.

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.

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“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.

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