The festivities of St. Patrick's Day loom large as Ireland prepares to let its gruaig down and celebrate its national holiday this Saturday.
All around the country people are making Paddy's Day plans but that very term has appeared to touch a nerve in some quarters. Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan has branded the term Paddy's Day "disrespectful" on Newstalk Breakfast this morning.
In the interview he said that this is not acceptable and people should revert back to referring to March 17 as 'St. Partick's Day'. He also blamed Dublin media for the trend saying:
"I think people have become a little careless and with a little bit of encouragement I think people will make the effort to revert back.
"The first time I ever heard 'Paddy's Day' was on the airwaves and the airwaves up until a few years ago came from Dublin and Dublin only."
What do you think? Is saying 'Paddy's Day' disrespectful or unacceptable? Let us know in the comments.