TDs to discuss whether to put Conor McGregor on the €1 coin
A committee of TDs will today discuss the possibility of putting UFC champ Conor McGregor on the €1 coin.
The idea comes from a petition submitted by Mr Patrick O'Leary just days after Notorious sensationally claimed the featherweight world title in Las Vegas on December 12.
The rules of the petition system just require one signature to make the grade and if they then pass a few simple tests, they are discussed by the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions.
Five petitions are due to be discussed today on the first day the Dail returns after the Christmas break.
Speaking to the Star, committee chairman Padraig MacLochlainn admitted he is a big fan of the MMA star but that doesn't mean we will all be able to carry the Dubliner around in our pocket soon.
The committee will pass on the request to the relevant body responsible - in this case the Central Bank - but as they have never put a living person on a coin, hopes for McGregor have to be slim.
Other petitions up for debate today include a proposal to ban US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump from Ireland.
And the man himself is a big fan of the idea!
It would be a true honour for me to be immortalised on the €1 coin! Thank you to my fans for the petition!Let's go Oireachtas! Vote YES :-)— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) January 13, 2016