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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# easter

Last year
Opinion: Dissident Republican ÓNH issued a warning to Loyalists - what does this mean?
Historian Dieter Reinisch looks at events organised by paramilitary groups over Easter in Northern Ireland and says they illustrate a worrying shift.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you eaten any chocolate eggs this Easter weekend?
It’s Easter Monday.
# Plan Ahead
Dart services between Grand Canal and Greystones suspended this Easter bank holiday weekend
Irish Rail has advised customers that revised timetables are in place on all routes, with bus transfers serving lines that have been closed.
# 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.
# Dublin Airport
DAA urges passengers not to arrive too early for flights over Easter weekend
In a statement, the daa said that passengers should arrive at Dublin Airport up to three and a half hours before their flight.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you bought an Easter egg yet?
It’s 30 days until Easter Sunday.
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# easter quiz
Quiz: How well do you know these famous bunnies?
Here’s your Easter Sunday quiz.
Easter Fare: Shane Rigney shares a recipe for roast lamb, the time-honoured favourite
Chef Shane Rigney looks at the history of an Easter favourite, the roast lamb and shares a tasty recipe.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch a religious service online over Easter?
Under the current Level 5 restrictions, public Mass cannot take place.
Dry and sunny few days ahead before wintry conditions to hit country on Easter Sunday
Temperatures are to drop as low as -2 degrees on Sunday night.
# Long Weekend
Gardaí say family and holiday home visits are not essential journeys ahead of Easter weekend
The force also appealed to people not to organise or go to house parties.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you still doing Lent?
It’s less than a week until Easter Sunday.
# Palm Sunday
14 injured in suicide bomb attack at Indonesian cathedral
A church security guard tried to prevent the motorbike from entering when the blast occurred.
# Your Say
Poll: Is it too early to start eating Easter eggs?
It’s two weeks until Easter Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you bought an Easter egg yet?
Today marks four weeks from Easter Sunday.
# Your Say
Poll: Should restrictions be eased to allow for religious celebrations over Easter?
Archbishop Eamon Martin spoke with the Taoiseach about reducing restrictions yesterday.
# archbishop eamon martin
Catholic Church leaders urge Taoiseach and government to allow Easter celebrations
Archbishop Eamon Martin also urged Ministers to allow more people to attend funerals of loved ones during the pandemic.
# the lone tenor
'Music for Hope': Millions watch Andrea Bocelli perform concert from empty Milan cathedral
The concert was streamed online and is #1 on Youtube’s trending list.
# Holy Week
Quiz: Are these Easter traditions real or made up?
Separate the fact from fiction.
# secret mass
Police catch Paris church holding secret Easter mass
Religious services and all gatherings have been banned in France for the past month.
# dogs trust
Please don't feed your dog Easter eggs, says Dogs Trust
Dark chocolate is especially toxic for dogs, so keep it in a place where they can’t sniff it out.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you give up anything for Lent?
And, if so, did you stick to it?
# Coronavirus
Restrictions set to be extended - but could be eased in the 'next couple of weeks'
Dr Cillian De Gascun stressed that things will not immediately be going back to normal.
# Stay on your feet
Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise while Covid-19 restrictions are in place
It’s feared rescue crews and emergency services could face by being unnecessarily exposed to the coronavirus.
# easter
Quiz: How well do you know your biblical figures?
Do you know your Peters from your Pauls?
# Caravan Park
Taoiseach appeals to members of the public not to travel to holiday homes this Easter weekend
Some fear the long weekend and milder weather would draw people out of their homes.
# Coronavirus
Taoiseach says there are risks to lifting restrictions too soon and county-by-county
Advice on whether restrictions should be extended will be given later this week.
# easter
'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public
Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.
# eggscelent
Poll: When is it acceptable to start eating Easter eggs?
Easter Sunday is just over a week away – but will you be having an egg?
# Your Say
Poll: Have you eaten a bit of Easter egg already this year?
It’s just three weeks until Easter Sunday.
# Poll
Poll: Have you bought an Easter egg yet?
Tomorrow is four weeks from Easter Sunday.
Opinion: A variety of non-Christian historical sources support the idea that Jesus rose from the dead
The eyewitnesses to the resurrection were willing to die for their faith – but who would die for a lie, writes Thomas Finegan.
# Poll
Poll: Are you going to a religious service today?
Today is a day when mass attendance is higher than usual.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you make it through to the end of Lent?
It’s not always easy to make it through the 40 days.
# Bad eggs
Pet owners urged be wary over Easter as experts warn of poisoning risks
Some traditional Easter treats and gifts can be dangerous to animals.
# sun of God
Good Friday in store as temperatures expected to hit 21 degrees over Easter weekend
Ireland will see dry and settled weather this weekend.
# National Broadband Plan
Taoiseach says final tender for broadband plan is 'many multiples' of the original estimated cost
The Taoiseach said he will make a decision on the final bidder before Easter.
# The Homestead
10 things you learned about your parents when you went home for Easter
They’re definitely still mad for the landline, anyway.
# egg roll
The Trumps stood beside a giant bunny today and Donald hailed his military spending
The annual Easter Egg Roll was held in the White House.