Thoughts from John B Keane on the leap day tradition that says women may propose marriage.

Traditionally a woman could ask for a man's hand in marriage on the 29th of February which occurs every four years. Writer John B Keane talks about women making leap year marriage proposals and provides some advice for men. 

I think leap year is a very apt word because it is the time to leap if you see a woman approaching... After refusing a number of early proposals from very likeable women, they wind up by accepting a proposal from a shrew.

He continues,

Snap up the offer at once

This episode of 'Evening Extra' was broadcast on 29 February 1988.

'Evening Extra' was a nightly magazine programme which ran from Monday to Friday dealing with current issues and people in the news. The first episode was aired on 13 October 1986 and it ran for 278 shows over 2 years until the final show on 29 April 1988. The programme had numerous presenters and reporters including Siobhan Cleary, Richard Crowley, Bibi Baskin, Aonghus McAnally and Shay Healy.