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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: -3°C

# Bank Holiday

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# 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.
# 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.
# stay home
From virtual raves to a tour around Dublin Zoo - here are some online events to check out this Bank Holiday weekend
With people being asked to stay indoors for the bank holiday weekend, plenty of events are being held online.
# Work Stoppage
GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend
The work stoppage centres around a dispute over working conditions and union recognition.
# operation lockdown
Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers
Over 350 drivers were tested.
# Event Guide
Event Guide: It's the August bank holiday weekend - here's what is going on
Go Medieval or dance to country music for the next few days.
# warning
Road deaths up 7% on last year as drivers told to slow down this bank holiday
January and February were the worst months for road fatalities with 16 deaths in each month.
# Road Closed
Emergency services at scene of collision in Howth
Motorists are advised to expect delays in the area.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Here’s all you need to know from today’s news including a shooting in Dublin, bank fees and Ian Bailey on France’s guilty verdict.
# appeal
Gardaí investigating hit-and-run in Louth as a 'deliberate act of endangerment'
Anyone with information on a silver Ford Focus is asked to contact Gardaí.
# joint up thinking
Cannabis was the most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018
An awareness campaign is being launched to tackle what Transport Minister Shane Ross called “killer behaviour”.
# repair works
Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs
Passengers have been reminded to check timetables before travelling.
# May Day
Event guide: On the lookout for things to do this bank holiday weekend? Here are 7 great ideas
Aerial acrobatics, Father Ted, and young tech geniuses…
# May day May day
Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day
A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.
# Politics
Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?
The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.
# 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.
# Something For The Weekend
No plans for the October bank holiday? Here's what's on over the long weekend
A quick round-up of the weekend’s best events.
# Bank Holiday
It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads
Temperatures could drop into the minus figures on Saturday and Sunday night.
# Something For The Weekend
Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend
Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.
# water safety
People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend
According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.
# Bank Holiday
What Should You Do Over The Bank Holiday Weekend?
Let us decide.
# it's sunshine or bust
Poll: Well, are you up to much this Bank Holiday weekend?
Any craic?
# Netflix
Here are all of the best things coming to Netflix over the bank holiday weekend
Sure, the weather might be nice… But do you really want to miss Dear White People: Volume 2?
# no day off
Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day
A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.
# No Days off
Ireland could get an Independence Day - but it wouldn't be a holiday
There have been a number of calls for an extra bank holiday to be added to the calendar.
# driver reviver
Road authority to provide free cups of coffee to drivers over bank holiday weekend
The RSA and gardaí have implored cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians to wear high-visibility clothing when on the roads over the weekend as the clocks go back.
# Bank Holiday
Gardaí out in force after high number of road deaths this week
Dublin Fire Brigade were called to a number of crashes last night.
# Survey
Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is
But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.
# typical
There's a lot of patchy rain expected for the long weekend...
Tuesday’s weather will be dry across most of the country with sunny spells, according to Met Éireann.
# South Quay
Major Dublin city diversions have just come into effect
Have a look at what route is closed so you don’t spend too much of the Bank Holiday weekend stuck in traffic.
# Event Guide
From busking to vintage fairs: Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend
Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.
# Things To Do
From campervans to paddleboarding: Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend
Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.
# Swimming
'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
# typical
Heavy rain forecast as we're set for a wetter, cooler bank holiday weekend
Make sure to enjoy today, as it is set to be the driest and brightest of the weekend according to Met Éireann.
# life is a rollercoaster
A shop in Kilkenny decided not to open the day after the Bank Holiday, because of The Fear
We know the feeling.
# don't be bored
Looking for something to do? Here's what happening across the country this bank holiday weekend
A quick round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.
# May Bank Holiday
Poll: Do you think we need more bank holidays?
Ireland has fewer bank holidays than a lot of our EU counterparts.
# rerouting
The Dublin Marathon is taking place on Sunday (not Monday) and here's what you need to know
A race was moved to Sunday in a bid to attract more international runners.