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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Bank Holiday

This year
Poll: Should drivers committing traffic offences get more penalty points on bank holidays?
A new Bill will allow the number of penalty points to increase during specific times when road safety risks are higher.
Iarnród Éireann announces revised bank holiday services
Line works and sporting fixtures over the bank holiday weekend have led to revised timetables.
Poll: Are you going away this bank holiday weekend?
Let us know.
TDs praise officials for ensuring HSE wasn't 'falling over' after Bank Holiday weekend
One TD told Bernard Gloster to ‘take a bow’.
Current spell of warm and settled weather to continue over June bank holiday weekend
Temperatures today and tomorrow are expected to hit as high as 25 degrees.
Almost 200 people arrested for driving under the influence during St Patrick's weekend
In excess of 1,800 drivers were detected driving in excess of the applicable speed limit.
QUIZ: How much do you know about bank holidays?
Ladies and gentleman, the banker.
18 lives lost: Highest January death toll on Irish roads in a decade
A total of 156 people died on Irish roads last year.
Last year
New public holiday could cost Exchequer between €220m and €300m, says Varadkar
The first St. Brigid’s day public holiday will be Monday 6th February 2023.
182 arrests over Bank Holiday weekend for driving under influence of drugs or alcohol
Eight people died in fatal road collisions, according to new figures from the gardaí.
Gardaí, RSA ask motorists to exercise caution on bank holiday weekend
Gardai said that all incidents remain under investigation.
Dublin Airport sees busy morning 'with none of the delays of last week'
As many as 49,000 passengers are expected to depart from Dublin Airport today.
Met Éireann forecast warm and dry bank holiday weekend
The northern half of the country is generally set to have a drier bank holiday than Munster and Leinster.
Poll: Are you going away this Bank Holiday weekend?
Heading anywhere nice?
Gardaí clamp down on speeding ahead of bank holiday weekend with 24-hour enforcement campaign
Gardai revealed that on their weekend observations, 93% of cars broke the speed limit.
Water safety appeal issued ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are urging people to stay safe in and on the water or along the coastline.
A mix of drizzly, cloudy and sunny weather in store for long weekend
The Bank Holiday Monday will be the best of a bad lot for most of Ireland, it appears.
Motorists urged to slow down and take extra care ahead of long bank holiday weekend
The RSA and An Garda Síochána are appealing for all road users to act responsibly and not to drink and drive.
Explainer: What does Ireland's new public holiday actually mean for workers and employers?
For the vast bulk of workers within the State, a new public holiday will entitle them to an extra day’s paid leave.
Extra public holiday to take place on 18 March and healthcare workers to get €1,000 bonus
In addition, from 2023 there will be a new annual public holiday at the start of February.
All time
Double bank holiday earmarked for St Patrick's Day weekend next year, says Varadkar
A permanent bank holiday would then be held on St Brigid’s Day from 2023 onwards.
The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times
A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and Kerry.
Poll: When should the extra bank holiday be (if we get one)?
The government is discussing a number of options to reward workers for their efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘Covid bonus’ would ideally be paid before end of year, Varadkar says
An extra bank holiday and tax credits are among options being considered to reward workers on the front line for their efforts during the pandemic.
Quiz: How much do you know about bank holidays?
Settle into the weekend with this quiz.
Mostly dry and warm this Bank Holiday weekend but showers to return by midweek
Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 15 and 21 degrees.
Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.
Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
August is almost upon us.
Bank Holiday weekend off to rainy and thundery start but dry conditions are on the way
Grab your umbrella if you’re heading out this morning.
Gardaí restrict access to Dublin streets and arrest 10 people for public order incidents
Gardaí say they came under fire on South Anne Street and Temple Bar.
The extra bins and portable loos have arrived - but business owners in Dublin say long-term solution needed
Some 150 portable toilets, 54 large Eurobins and 80 Barrel Bins are to be installed across the city.
Dublin City Council have started to install portaloos and additional bins in the city
Large crowds of people have been gathering in town recently
Local business owners say a more permanent solution is needed
OPW minister criticises 'reckless behaviour' at 'fragile' St Stephen's Green bandstand
Andrea Horan: Whose job is it to provide a liveable city?
Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
Hotels and other tourist accommodation reopened their doors this week.
Sunny with a chance of showers - here's how the Bank Holiday weather is looking
Maximum temperatures today and tomorrow will be between 14 and 19 degrees.
1-in-4 drivers may have been over limit the morning after a night out
A quarter of people surveyed by the Road Safety Authority said that they may have been over the legal drink-driving limit while driving the morning after a night out.
Status Yellow wind and rain warning in place for 11 counties
This May Bank Holiday is set to be wet and windy.
'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021
There have been calls for another bank holiday in a bid to boost tourism next year.
Poll: If we were to get an extra bank holiday, when would you like it to be?
The idea is under consideration from the government.
Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option
The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
A day to remember one of Ireland’s greatest heroes: politician and peace activist John Hume.