Emer McLysaght: Take it or leave it, Father’s Day is not an issue

We don’t have to ban Father’s Day, we just have to realise it’s not for everyone and allow people to choose whether or not to celebrate

I’m usually all for instigating a change that might make someone’s life easier, but banning Father’s Day is not one of those changes. Picture: Getty

Father’s Day hasn’t meant much to me in over a decade. My dad died in 2008 and while the first one was probably hard given that he died in May and Father’s Day falls in June, subsequent years have passed me by with little more than a few thoughts about him and a fond reminisce about how truly stoic he remained through years of slippers, socks and an assortment of hats as gifts.

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