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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Bank Holiday

# Road Safety
18 lives lost: Highest January death toll on Irish roads in a decade
A total of 156 people died on Irish roads last year.
Last year
2022
# st brigid's day
New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar
The first St. Brigid’s day public holiday will be Monday 6th February 2023.
# Road Safety
182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
Eight people died in fatal road collisions, according to new figures from the gardaí.
# Road Safety
Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend
Gardai said that all incidents remain under investigation.
# Delays
Dublin Airport sees busy morning 'with none of the delays of last week'
As many as 49,000 passengers are expected to depart from Dublin Airport today.
# sunny
Met Éireann forecast warm and dry bank holiday weekend
The northern half of the country is generally set to have a drier bank holiday than Munster and Leinster.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you going away this Bank Holiday weekend?
Heading anywhere nice?
# slow down
Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign
Gardai revealed that on their weekend observations, 93% of cars broke the speed limit.
# water safety
Water safety appeal issued ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are urging people to stay safe in and on the water or along the coastline.
# 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.
# drive safe
Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend
The RSA and An Garda Síochána are appealing for all road users to act responsibly and not to drink and drive.
# bank holliers
Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.
# pandemic
Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.
All time
# Bank Holiday
Double bank holiday earmarked for St Patrick's Day weekend next year, says Varadkar
A permanent bank holiday would then be held on St Brigid’s Day from 2023 onwards.
# Mixed Bag
The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.
# Your Say
Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?
The government is discussing a number of options to reward workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
# Bank Holiday
‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says
An extra bank holiday and tax credits are among options being considered to reward workers on the front line for their efforts during the pandemic.
# Long Weekend
Quiz: How much do you know about bank holidays?
Settle into the weekend with this quiz.
# Mixed Bag
Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek
Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 15 and 21 degrees.
# Bank Holiday
Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
August is almost upon us.
# Rain Rain Go Away
Bank Holiday weekend off to rainy and thundery start but dry conditions are on the way
Grab your umbrella if you’re heading out this morning.
# Bank Holiday
Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents
Gardaí say they came under fire on South Anne Street and Temple Bar.
# Sin bin
The extra bins and portable loos have arrived - but business owners in Dublin say long-term solution needed
Some 150 portable toilets, 54 large Eurobins and 80 Barrel Bins are to be installed across the city.
Dublin City Council have started to install portaloos and additional bins in the city
Large crowds of people have been gathering in town recently
Local business owners say a more permanent solution is needed
OPW minister criticises 'reckless behaviour' at 'fragile' St Stephen's Green bandstand
Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?
# Your Say
Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
Hotels and other tourist accommodation reopened their doors this week.
# forecast
Sunny with a chance of showers - here's how the Bank Holiday weather is looking
Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 14 and 19 degrees.
# Road Safety
1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out
A quarter of people surveyed by the Road Safety Authority said that they may have been over the legal drink-driving limit while driving the morning after a night out.
# wet and windy
Status Yellow wind and rain warning in place for 11 counties
This May Bank Holiday is set to be wet and windy.
# water safety
'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
# Holidays
Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021
There have been calls for another bank holiday in a bid to boost tourism next year.
# Your Say
Poll: If we were to get an extra bank holiday, when would you like it to be?
The idea is under consideration from the government.
# holibops
Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option
The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
A day to remember one of Ireland’s greatest heroes: politician and peace activist John Hume.
# Bank Holiday
Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
Public health officials continue to impress our need to follow advice, particularly after a spike in Covid-19 cases on Thursday.
# Bank Holiday
'Don't be scared': HSE chief urges public to be diligent this weekend after sharp increase in Covid-19 cases
Eighty-five new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in a worrying escalation.
# Bank Holiday
People urged to keep record of who they meet to help contact tracers stop spread of Covid-19
NPHET this evening continued to urge people to comply with social distancing over the bank holiday weekend.
# 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
Justice Ministers remind public to 'please stay at home' over NI bank holiday weekend
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Northern Ireland Minister for Justice Naomi Long issued a joint statement this evening.
# Met Éireann
Temperatures to reach as high as 19 degrees for the Bank Holiday - but we can expect some showers too
Temperatures will be “higher than typical for this time of year” going into next week, Met Éireann said.