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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Bank Holiday Weekend

Last year
# Dublin Airport
DAA says Dublin Airport queue times now under ten minutes as things running 'very efficiently'
DAA spokesperson Graeme McQueen told The Journal the company is “fully concentrated” on making sure everyone flies out this weekend.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you going away this Bank Holiday weekend?
Heading anywhere nice?
# typical
A mix of drizzly, cloudy and sunny weather in store for long weekend
The Bank Holiday Monday will be the best of a bad lot for most of Ireland, it appears.
# easter
Drivers warned to be careful on the roads this Easter weekend
50 people have lost their lives on Irish roads to date – compared to 29 up to the same date last year.
# water safety
Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland issue joint warning ahead of bank holiday weekend
The organisations are advising people to take care in and on the water or along the coastline.
# St Patrick's Day
Mostly dry weather and sunny spells in store for long weekend ahead
Met Éireann said St Patrick’s Day will see a mix of showers and sunny patches.
# plans
Poll: Have you made any plans for the long Bank Holiday weekend?
Many people are looking forward to four days off next week.
All time
# Bank Holiday Weekend
More bins and portable loos placed in cities this weekend (but some areas are still fenced off)
The public facilities come as pubs and restaurants reopen their outdoor spaces next week.
# Beaches
Increased lifeguard services for Co Clare after busy weekend sees volunteers performing rescues
Lifeguards were not on duty last weekend at the busy Lahinch beach and there have been calls to have them working full time for the rest of June.
Number of drug-driving arrests in first half of 2020 was more than double the same period in 2019
There was a total of 1,216 drug-driving arrests made in the first six months.
# Near miss
Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork
Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.
# Bank Holiday Weekend
Gardaí and RSA urge care ahead of Bank Holiday weekend after pedestrian deaths double
Provisional collision figures for 2020 show that there has been a 17% increase in fatal crashes compared to last year.
# Bank Holiday Weekend
'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.
# August
Temperatures could hit 25 degrees today, but it'll be a mixed bag over the weekend
Sunshine, rain and spot flooding could all be on the cards this bank holiday weekend.
Warm temperatures and rain expected over bank holiday weekend
Many outdoor events will be happening across the country this weekend.
# Weekend
It's going to be warm and humid with a mix of sunshine and showers this bank holiday weekend
Today will be mild, humid and mostly cloudy across the country.
# Bank Holiday Weekend
Driver clocked at 157 km/h on the M9 tests positive for cocaine, opiates and cannabis
A follow up search of the car led to a €40,000 drug seizure.
# Speeding
Driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being clocked at 145 km/h
The arrest was one of a number of enforcement actions taken by gardaí over the bank holiday weekend.
# Rail Disruption
New roof at Dublin's Pearse Station and other works to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend
A number of service alterations are in place due to line works around the country this weekend.
# future's bright
It's been a grand day for it... and tomorrow is set to be warmer again
Ireland was bathed in sunshine today. And another two days of the glorious bank holiday weather beckon.
# transport update
Extra trains for Ed Sheeran concerts, and none between Connolly-Howth this weekend
If you’re taking the train this weekend, Iarnród Éireann is advising you check ahead.
# Irish Summer
Highs of 19 degrees expected over the bank holiday weekend
Temperatures could reach 21 degrees next week.
# family event guide
6 family events to check out this bank holiday weekend - from dog shows to summer carnivals
Here’s what’s on around Ireland for the first long weekend of the summer.
# evening fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Homeless figures released, Leo in the North, and a Dublin murder – here’s the news from today.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever made an excuse to leave work early?
Give it to us straight. Honest answers only.
# visitors welcome
These heritage sites in Dublin, Kilkenny and Tipperary take in the most money
Dublin Castle, the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle attracted the numbers and made the big bucks.
# Ch-Ch-Changes
Commuters take note: There are some changes to train services this weekend
A number of changes are in place to facilitate works this weekend.
# Bank Holiday
Gardaí out in force to clamp down on speeding and drink driving
Gardai are warning drivers to never drink and drive.
# sponsored by hse little things
Ever thought about cutting back on alcohol? Here are some tips to help this bank holiday
Pace yourself so you can enjoy the whole weekend.
# Bank Holiday
8 lies everyone working a bank holiday Monday tells themselves
All hope is lost.
# not great
Here's what the weather looks like for this bank holiday weekend
It’s going to be meh.
# very wild atlantic way
WATCH: This is what the weather looks like in Galway tonight
Quick reminder: It’s August.
# Bonus day
12 stages of a bank holiday weekend we all go through
That extra day means so, so much.
# bank holiday football
St. Vincent's look to retain their Dublin SFC crown while Donaghy faces O'Sullivan in Kerry final
There are also county finals in Westmeath and Kildare while the Leinster and Connacht club championships begin.
# bank holiday blues
The 7 raw emotions of working on a Bank Holiday Monday
We’re here for you.
# lurga
Woman (20s) dies after her car strikes a lamppost in Co Mayo
It brings to three the number of people killed on our roads since Friday.
# i can see clearly now
Weather warnings have been lifted... and there's even talk of more widespread sunny spells
Motorists are still advised to take extreme care on the roads as conditions are still wet.
# splash
Batten down the hatches (for now): Orange warning remains in place for Leinster
Tipperary, Waterford, you’re not off the hook either.
# sponsored by 7up free
7 original things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend
Go on, you’ve no excuse.
# wildlife park
Fota's Tiger Forest hopes to attract thousands with new €6m development
The first part of the Wildlife Park’s new Asian Sanctuary will open to the publc