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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Bank Holiday

All time
# what day is it?
Important public service announcement!
Stop everything.
# what bank holiday?
The 9 feelings you're all having after the long weekend
Hold us.
# Breath Test
Almost 2,000 drivers arrested for drink driving so far this year
A number of Mandatory Alcohol Testing checkpoints will be set up around the country this weekend.
# grand friday
7 things to do if you're staying in on Good Friday
You’ve got to start thinking outside the box for these holidays.
# post paddy's pain
8 essential steps to surviving work after St Patrick's Day
We can get through this, TOGETHER.
# turn over
This is how most of you are waking up this morning
Looooooooong weekeeeeeeeeeend!
# crucial
The all-important weather report for the bank holiday weekend
Rain? Sun? Drizzle? It could be anything.
# fall back
The Guide to Surviving the Clocks Going Back
# Speeding
Operation Slowdown detects 364 drivers speeding over 24-hour period
From 7am on Friday until 7am this morning, gardaí checked the speed of 96,838 vehicles.
# What the fliuch?
Quick! Take in the washing, it's coming
Don’t let the wet and windy weather ruin your bank holiday weekend.
# Bank Holiday
Reminder: Northside DART and other rail services to be limited this weekend
You’d better read this if you’re planning on using the rail services this Bank Holiday weekend.
# in it together
Working this bank holiday? Join our support group
We’re here for you.
# tellywatch
Chris O'Dowd's HBO drama... and 4 other weekend TV picks
Whether you’re staying in or going wild, we’ve got the telly for you.
# bank humbug
QUIZ: Is the Bank Holiday weekend all it’s cracked up to be?
The Bank Holiday has come and gone. Take this quiz to see if you got any craic out of it.
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Do you go to the beach or a barbecue on a sunny day?
It’s a bank holiday Monday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# three days
9 reasons to get off your arse this Bank Holiday weekend
“Then it’s back to work…”
# tuesday blues
11 symptoms of Post Bank Holiday Syndrome
How many do you have?
# Norovirus
Visitors warned to stay away from Beaumont Hospital
The hospital is trying to contain an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug and has asked the public to avoid visiting unless absolutely essential.
# the fear
Bank holiday weekends in your head versus in reality
Sometimes they’re not all that, are they?
# Land Fires
Bank Holiday forest and land fire warning
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney warned farmers and forest owners that there are “very high risk fire conditions”.
6 amazing songs that were huge this weekend 20 years ago
What a bunch of absolute TUNES.
# Roads
Gardaí urge caution as 48 lives already lost on Irish roads
If you will be driving anywhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend, gardaí are urging you to stay safe on the roads.
# let's take a vote
6 reasons to lobby for a four-day week
All those lovely extra duvet days. Yes please.
# Dilemma
The burning question*: Did you enjoy St Patrick’s Day?
It’s the end of the bank holiday, so let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# Your Say
Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?
It’s coming up to St Patrick’s Day – and Sinn Féin has published a bill to make April 24, when the Easter Rising began, a holiday.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# Bank Holiday
Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday
April 24 would become ‘Lá na Poblachta’ – or ‘Republic Day’ – under a Bill introduced by Aengus Ó Snodaigh today.
# Weather
Government to be asked if Met Éireann can determine a bank holiday
What if our meteorological service could declare a bank holiday on a day when the weather is going to be good? One town council wants to see if it’s possible.
# festival season
PHOTOS:Bring the wellies - crowds descend on Castlepalooza
Festival-goers have been advised to bring their wellies to any events this weekend because of the likelihood of rain. Boo.
Olympics overload? What else is there to do this weekend?
Need a break from the Olympic games this weekend? Here’s what else is going on…
# Missing
Appeal issued for 32-year-old man missing from Drogheda
Rafal Misik was last seen on the afternoon of the June bank holiday Monday.
# Gone Fishin
Explainer: Thanks banks? A short history of bank holidays
The extra day off is a glorious, glorious treat. But who have we got to thank for it?…
# Forbidden Fruit
In pictures: Forbidden Fruit festival gets under way in Dublin
Big horns and lots of rain.
# Roads
Varadkar appeals to motorists after four deaths on Irish roads
Both the Transport Minister and the Gardaí have issued appeals to motorists to stay safe on the roads this weekend.
# Downtime
Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?
It’s a three-day weekend – and there’s plenty of stuff going on around the country. So: what are you doing?
# Bank Holiday
How to get around Dublin this bank holiday weekend…
…and other traffic hotspots around the country as festivals are held from Donegal to Cork.
# Weather
Weatherwatch: patchy outlook for the June bank holiday weekend
Karl Mehlhorn of Irish Weather Network has some good news for the long weekend – and some bad news…
# Motoring
Drivers asked to take extra care this Bank Holiday weekend
During the first weekend of June last year, one person was killed and 12 people seriously injured on Irish roads.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Our round-up of the day’s big stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Weather
Enjoy the sunshine while you can...
It won’t be here all weekend.