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# Paddy's Day

This year
In pictures: St Patrick's Day parades around the country
There were floats of every shape and size around the country.
Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad for St Patrick’s Day?
Almost €175,000 was spent last year to send ministers abroad on trade missions for St Patrick’s Day.
HSE issues warning about ‘additional pressure’ on emergency departments over St Patrick’s weekend
The HSE’s chief operations officer said St Patrick’s weekend ‘historically brings additional pressure’.
Last year
Quiz: How well do you know international Paddy's Day celebrations?
Test your knowledge.
John C Reilly says it's a 'big honour' to be leading the St Patrick's Day celebrations
The actor visited the Guinness Storehouse to mark the beginning of the festival.
Poll: Are you going to do something to celebrate St Patrick's Day?
It’s just two days away.
St Patrick's Day parades to return this year, government confirms
The Government announced the changes this evening.
All time
People asked to stay home this St Patrick's Day as 2,500 gardaí to be on duty nationwide
Gardaí are asking people to avoid large gatherings tomorrow.
Poll: Will you be taking part in an online event this Paddy's Day?
Among the range of events featured will be music, poetry, knitting, weaving and wellness workshops and walking, food and history tours.
From Blindboy to the Book of Kells: Here’s what you can expect from this year’s St Patrick’s Festival
The festival will run from the morning of 12 March until around midnight on Paddy’s Day.
Virtual parades and green buildings: How people have been celebrating St Patrick's Day
People have been thinking outside the box in order to celebrate the day.
Children have been sharing their St Patrick's Day artwork through window panes
If you want to send us pictures of your children’s St Patrick’s Day art, see the end of this article for full details.
Donald Trump skipping traditional St Patrick's lunch but will still meet with Leo Varadkar
The House Speaker traditionally hosts the lunch.
In full: Here’s where the Taoiseach and our ministers are going for St Patrick’s Day
There are far fewer trips this year than before.
Varadkar to fly to Washington for Paddy's Day as 'slimmed down contingent of ministers' also set to travel
The number of ministers travelling will be pared back if there is no government.
This year's St Patrick's Festival aims to celebrate contemporary and traditional Ireland
The festival will run over five days from 13 to 17 March.
Ballyhale Shamrocks v St Thomas, All-Ireland senior club hurling final
The decider at Croke Park threw-in at 2pm.
Heading to the St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin? Here's everything you need to know
There are a number of road closures and transport restrictions in place.
Opinion: In many ways St Patrick's Day is an Irish American festival
‘Maybe this St Patrick’s Day we should concede ownership of our patron saint and accept that we have been sharing him with America for centuries’, writes Robbie Smyth.
14 Irish shows, movies, and documentaries to watch on Netflix over St Patrick's weekend
There’s a rake of shows, movies, and documentaries to watch this Paddy’s weekend.
Poll: Are you arsed with St. Patrick's Day?
Are you just glad for the extra day off?
Everything worth checking out in Dublin if you don't have plans for St. Patrick's Day yet
Brunch, comedy, culture and cans.
Here's what's happening around the country this Paddy's weekend
A round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.
'It was such a big day for my club, it would have been a shame to miss out'
Martin Farragher heads into this All-Ireland club final without the threat of suspension hanging over him.
Poll: Will you attend a St Patrick's Day parade this year?
The day is almost upon us.
Comedians Jason Byrne and Deirdre O'Kane announced as Paddy's Day grand marshalls
The pair will lead the traditional parade on Sunday week.
Paddy's Day attire? Here's what ASOS thinks we should be wearing to celebrate the occasion
And no, it’s not leprechaun hats.
'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year
This year’s Global Greening is the biggest edition yet of the initiative.
Padraig Harrington confirmed as Europe's captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup
The contest takes place against the USA at Whistling Straits next year.
This John Oliver segment on local news stations celebrating St Patrick's Day is both hilarious and painful
It features bad accents and bad dancing.
8 'traditions' that Americans started for St Patrick's Day
From Irish Car Bombs to Shamrock Shakes.
The weird ways random places around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day
It’s a global celebration, really.
Poll: Will you go to a pub today or tonight?
Will you brave it?
Paddy's Day is going to be freezing but there shouldn't be that much snow
It’s going to be cold but we won’t be snowed in.
7 kid-friendly events for St Patrick's Day - from ball runs to giant céilís
He’s our patron saint and beloved snake wrangler, so here’s how to celebrate St Patrick in style.
Met Éireann is predicting snow for St. Patrick's Day
Snow showers could be frequent in the east and southeast.
Angela and Eileen dressed up Michael Tea Higgins for Paddy's Day on Gogglebox last night
The photos of Dara O Briain leading out the Paddy's Day parade in London are class
Nice sash.
A brief history of well known people drinking (often shocking) pints of Guinness for Paddy's Day
The further you go, the worse it’s likely to get.
Aaron's Takeaway in Tipperary introduced tricolour battered sausages for one day only
*wipes away patriotic tear*