Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Summertime

This year
Peter Flanagan is on holidays: 'Put Tramore and Stoneybatter in a blender and you get Margate'
The comedian compares his holiday experience in the UK countryside to the craic chasing at home.
All time
Too hot in the heatwave? Try some seasonal homemade iced treats from Shane Smith
The master pastry chef shares three delicious recipes for you to try at home in the heatwave.
Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.
Taoiseach to give statement next week on travel, entertainment, sport and hotel quarantine for June and July
A plan for the aviation sector will also be ready by the end of the month.
Minister 'optimistic' fans will be able to attend test sporting events during the summer
Minister of State for Sport Jack Chambers says Ireland can learn from what other countries are doing.
'I do anticipate it will be possible to holiday in Ireland' - Varadkar says re-opening will be gradual and cautious
The Tánaiste says talks are underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months.
It's hoped the country can move to Level 4 restrictions in March - but outdoor dining is not expected to begin till a later stage.
Talks are currently underway to extend the wage subsidy and PUP into the summer months, the Tánaiste said.
Should the clocks go forward and back? The EU wants your opinion
The majority of EU states operate summertime arrangements.
Did your local beach get a Blue Flag? Here's this year's full list
The overall number of flags awarded this year is down one – and four beaches have lost their awards since last year.
Hooray for summertime: The clocks go forward tonight - don't forget
Saddle up the horses, it’s officially summer.
Break out the shades - next week looks like it could be a scorcher...
It won’t be quite a heat wave, but it won’t be far off it either.
Bright, sunny spells. These words are music to our ears
Temperatures are to hit the 20s this week.
Are you a 'young, affluent city-dweller'? (If 'yes' - maybe read this)
Why you need to cover-up in the city – even on these sunny-but-cloudy summer days.
The swallows are back from Africa and that means summer has officially begun
Don’t forget these little guys are a protected species…
Did you remember? Clocks went forward overnight
It may be later than you think.
Don't be late! The clocks go forward tonight
A handy public service reminder from
Fancy a cuppa? Dublin council are opening tearooms in a park near you
Tea rooms are opening in Harold’s Cross Park, St Patrick’s Park and in Herbert Park.
7 seriously silly things Irish people do in the sun
Let’s face it – life is different in the summertime.
People are already struggling to cope with the heat, REALLY
It’s not even sunny!
We found a business sector that is doing better now than in the Celtic Tiger
We’re all going on a summer holiday….
Disclosure, Haim, JVMM and Ben Howard confirmed for Longitude festival
The festival takes place in Marlay Park in July.
Good news: sunny weather to last ALL week
Summer? Is that really you?
Keep those BBQs lit, there's another sunny, summery weekend ahead...
“Dry, settled weather over the weekend with further long hours of sunshine through both Saturday and Sunday,” says Met Éireann.
More wind and rain on the way, as temperatures stay below normal
It’s not time to put away your winter coat just yet…
Open thread: What are your best childhood holiday memories?
It’s been the coldest July in 40 years so we’d like you to warm the cockles of our heart…
Number crunch: Rory needs a big two months to hold on to Number 1 spot
McIlroy was a summer-time bloomer in 2010 and 2011 and only a similar vein of form will stave off Luke Donald
As chosen by you: the Bank Holiday road trip and summertime mixtape
The perfect playlist for your bank holiday weekend as chosen by readers.