The Fianna Fáil Senator has said it should be recognised as a festive holiday leading up to Christmas.
Fianna Fáil Senator in Kildare, Fiona O'Loughlin, has said she is delighted to lend her support to a petition which calls for a new bank holiday to coincide with the Late Late Toy Show.
Senator O'Loughlin commented: “I feel it deserves to be recognised as a festive stand out in the lead up to Christmas.
“Every year, all of us look forward to the last Friday in November. The Late Late Toy Show is an institution for children of all ages and has played a big part in Christmas for many years now,” she insisted.
“For so many it is the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year.
"To recognise its significance in this regard, and to help children up and down the country prepare for the big night, I think it would be a tree-mendous idea to give them a dedicated bank holiday on that day,” she added.