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#Bank Holiday

# bank-holiday - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Poll: If we were to get an extra bank holiday, when would you like it to be?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If we were to get an extra bank holiday, when would you like it to be?

Oct 7th 2020, 8:42 AM 65,044 Views 93 Comments

The idea is under consideration from the government.

# bank-holiday - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option
# Holibops
# Holibops

Taoiseach denies 'bottling' extra bank holiday but next year seen as more likely option

Oct 6th 2020, 6:32 PM 47,893 Views 25 Comments

The idea of Ireland having an extra bank holiday to boost the tourism sector has been mooted for several months.

# bank-holiday - Monday 3 August, 2020

Here's What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Aug 3rd 2020, 7:45 PM 27,984 Views 0 Comments

A day to remember one of Ireland’s greatest heroes: politician and peace activist John Hume.

The 9 at 9: Monday
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 3rd 2020, 8:48 AM 23,545 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this morning.

# bank-holiday - Friday 31 July, 2020

Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Poll: Are you taking a trip somewhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend?

Jul 31st 2020, 8:15 PM 73,424 Views 63 Comments

Public health officials continue to impress our need to follow advice, particularly after a spike in Covid-19 cases on Thursday.

'Don't be scared': HSE chief urges public to be diligent this weekend after sharp increase in Covid-19 cases
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

'Don't be scared': HSE chief urges public to be diligent this weekend after sharp increase in Covid-19 cases

Jul 31st 2020, 9:38 AM 36,765 Views 79 Comments

Eighty-five new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed yesterday in a worrying escalation.

# bank-holiday - Friday 29 May, 2020

People urged to keep record of who they meet to help contact tracers stop spread of Covid-19
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

People urged to keep record of who they meet to help contact tracers stop spread of Covid-19

May 29th 2020, 9:01 PM 23,789 Views 46 Comments

NPHET this evening continued to urge people to comply with social distancing over the bank holiday weekend.

# bank-holiday - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork
# Near Miss
# Near Miss

Irish Coast Guard issues water safety warning after six teens swept out to sea in west Cork

May 28th 2020, 11:50 AM 27,542 Views 2 Comments

Temperatures over the bank holiday weekend are expected to reach the high 20s.

# bank-holiday - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Justice Ministers remind public to 'please stay at home' over NI bank holiday weekend
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Justice Ministers remind public to 'please stay at home' over NI bank holiday weekend

May 7th 2020, 9:59 PM 13,666 Views 18 Comments

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Northern Ireland Minister for Justice Naomi Long issued a joint statement this evening.

# bank-holiday - Thursday 30 April, 2020

Temperatures to reach as high as 19 degrees for the Bank Holiday - but we can expect some showers too
# Met Éireann
# Met Éireann

Temperatures to reach as high as 19 degrees for the Bank Holiday - but we can expect some showers too

Apr 30th 2020, 5:09 PM 21,860 Views 35 Comments

Temperatures will be “higher than typical for this time of year” going into next week, Met Éireann said.

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise
# Bank Holiday Weekend
# Bank Holiday Weekend

'Now is not the time to become complacent': Rescue services urge public to avoid water-based exercise

Apr 30th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,573 Views 11 Comments

It’s feared that people may become complacent and be tempted to take to the water or visit coastal areas this bank holiday weekend.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 11 April, 2020

From virtual raves to a tour around Dublin Zoo - here are some online events to check out this Bank Holiday weekend
# Stay Home
# Stay Home

From virtual raves to a tour around Dublin Zoo - here are some online events to check out this Bank Holiday weekend

Apr 11th 2020, 9:30 AM 32,518 Views 3 Comments

With people being asked to stay indoors for the bank holiday weekend, plenty of events are being held online.

# bank-holiday - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend
# Work Stoppage
# Work Stoppage

GoSafe speed camera workers announce 72-hour strike over bank holiday weekend

Oct 16th 2019, 8:52 PM 15,863 Views 64 Comments

The work stoppage centres around a dispute over working conditions and union recognition.

# bank-holiday - Sunday 4 August, 2019

Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers
# Operation Lockdown
# Operation Lockdown

Gardaí arrest six people in traffic operation targeting bank holiday drink drivers

Updated Aug 4th 2019, 12:24 PM 51,797 Views 32 Comments

Over 350 drivers were tested.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Event Guide: It's the August bank holiday weekend - here's what is going on
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

Event Guide: It's the August bank holiday weekend - here's what is going on

Aug 3rd 2019, 9:30 AM 32,621 Views 17 Comments

Go Medieval or dance to country music for the next few days.

# bank-holiday - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Road deaths up 7% on last year as drivers told to slow down this bank holiday
# Warning
# Warning

Road deaths up 7% on last year as drivers told to slow down this bank holiday

Aug 1st 2019, 1:41 PM 6,284 Views 12 Comments

January and February were the worst months for road fatalities with 16 deaths in each month.

# bank-holiday - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Emergency services at scene of collision in Howth
# Road Closed
# Road Closed

Emergency services at scene of collision in Howth

Jun 2nd 2019, 4:39 PM 48,447 Views 23 Comments

Motorists are advised to expect delays in the area.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Jun 1st 2019, 8:04 PM 10,426 Views 4 Comments

Here’s all you need to know from today’s news including a shooting in Dublin, bank fees and Ian Bailey on France’s guilty verdict.

Gardaí investigating hit-and-run in Louth as a 'deliberate act of endangerment'
# Appeal
# Appeal

Gardaí investigating hit-and-run in Louth as a 'deliberate act of endangerment'

Updated Jun 1st 2019, 5:00 PM 28,637 Views 14 Comments

Anyone with information on a silver Ford Focus is asked to contact Gardaí.

# bank-holiday - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Cannabis was the most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018
# Joint Up Thinking
# Joint Up Thinking

Cannabis was the most common illegal drug detected in drivers in 2018

May 28th 2019, 10:42 PM 14,945 Views 44 Comments

An awareness campaign is being launched to tackle what Transport Minister Shane Ross called “killer behaviour”.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs
# Repair Works
# Repair Works

Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs

May 4th 2019, 9:30 AM 17,890 Views 27 Comments

Passengers have been reminded to check timetables before travelling.

Event guide: On the lookout for things to do this bank holiday weekend? Here are 7 great ideas
# May Day
# May Day

Event guide: On the lookout for things to do this bank holiday weekend? Here are 7 great ideas

May 4th 2019, 9:00 AM 29,653 Views 14 Comments

Aerial acrobatics, Father Ted, and young tech geniuses…

# bank-holiday - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day
# May Day May Day
# May Day May Day

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day

Jan 31st 2019, 10:05 PM 72,123 Views 75 Comments

A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.

# bank-holiday - Monday 21 January, 2019

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?
# Politics
# Politics

Poll: Do you think 21 January should be recognised as Ireland's Independence Day?

Jan 21st 2019, 1:00 PM 33,127 Views 133 Comments

The Declaration of Independence Day Bill would declare January 21st as Ireland’s Independence Day.

# bank-holiday - Monday 29 October, 2018

Driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being clocked at 145 km/h
# Speeding
# Speeding

Driver arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being clocked at 145 km/h

Oct 29th 2018, 4:04 PM 45,384 Views 50 Comments

The arrest was one of a number of enforcement actions taken by gardaí over the bank holiday weekend.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 27 October, 2018

No plans for the October bank holiday? Here's what's on over the long weekend
# Something For The Weekend
# Something For The Weekend

No plans for the October bank holiday? Here's what's on over the long weekend

Oct 27th 2018, 8:50 AM 18,870 Views 10 Comments

A quick round-up of the weekend’s best events.

# bank-holiday - Friday 26 October, 2018

It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

It's going to hit -3 degrees on this chilly long weekend - here's how to stay safe on the roads

Updated Oct 26th 2018, 2:45 PM 32,435 Views 20 Comments

Temperatures could drop into the minus figures on Saturday and Sunday night.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend
# Something For The Weekend
# Something For The Weekend

Here's what's happening this bank holiday weekend

Aug 4th 2018, 8:30 AM 9,505 Views 7 Comments

Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the bank holiday weekend.

# bank-holiday - Monday 4 June, 2018

The 9 at 9: Monday
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

The 9 at 9: Monday

Jun 4th 2018, 8:58 AM 10,606 Views 0 Comments

Here’s what’s making headlines this Bank Holiday Monday.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 2 June, 2018

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

People warned not to swim in quarries over bank holiday weekend

Jun 2nd 2018, 9:15 AM 20,617 Views 30 Comments

According to Irish Water Safety, 62% of drownings occur inland where river and lake beds can be difficult to see.

# bank-holiday - Friday 4 May, 2018

What Should You Do Over The Bank Holiday Weekend?
# Bank Holiday
From The Daily Edge
# Bank Holiday

What Should You Do Over The Bank Holiday Weekend?

May 4th 2018, 9:05 PM 6,843 Views 0 Comments

Let us decide.

Poll: Well, are you up to much this Bank Holiday weekend?
# It's Sunshine Or Bust
# It's Sunshine Or Bust

Poll: Well, are you up to much this Bank Holiday weekend?

May 4th 2018, 8:42 AM 19,094 Views 43 Comments

Any craic?

# bank-holiday - Thursday 3 May, 2018

Here are all of the best things coming to Netflix over the bank holiday weekend
# Netflix
From The Daily Edge
# Netflix

Here are all of the best things coming to Netflix over the bank holiday weekend

May 3rd 2018, 3:45 PM 7,594 Views 1 Comment

Sure, the weather might be nice… But do you really want to miss Dear White People: Volume 2?

# bank-holiday - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day
# No Day Off
# No Day Off

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Ireland getting its own Independence Day

Apr 17th 2018, 6:10 AM 26,192 Views 106 Comments

A proposed Bill seeks to designate 21 January Ireland’s Independence Day – but it wouldn’t be a bank holiday.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Ireland could get an Independence Day - but it wouldn't be a holiday
# No Days Off
# No Days Off

Ireland could get an Independence Day - but it wouldn't be a holiday

Jan 20th 2018, 6:04 PM 25,581 Views 132 Comments

There have been a number of calls for an extra bank holiday to be added to the calendar.

# bank-holiday - Friday 27 October, 2017

Road authority to provide free cups of coffee to drivers over bank holiday weekend
# Driver Reviver
# Driver Reviver

Road authority to provide free cups of coffee to drivers over bank holiday weekend

Oct 27th 2017, 6:01 AM 12,195 Views 23 Comments

The RSA and gardaí have implored cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians to wear high-visibility clothing when on the roads over the weekend as the clocks go back.

# bank-holiday - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Gardaí out in force after high number of road deaths this week
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Gardaí out in force after high number of road deaths this week

Aug 5th 2017, 8:03 PM 34,551 Views 56 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade were called to a number of crashes last night.

Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is
# Survey
# Survey

Less than 5% of Irish people know what their weekly alcohol limit is

Aug 5th 2017, 1:00 PM 15,950 Views 51 Comments

But over two-thirds of people said they were more aware of the harmful effects alcohol can have.

# bank-holiday - Friday 4 August, 2017

There's a lot of patchy rain expected for the long weekend...
# Typical
# Typical

There's a lot of patchy rain expected for the long weekend...

Aug 4th 2017, 10:30 PM 18,276 Views 12 Comments

Tuesday’s weather will be dry across most of the country with sunny spells, according to Met Éireann.

Major Dublin city diversions have just come into effect
# South Quay
# South Quay

Major Dublin city diversions have just come into effect

Aug 4th 2017, 9:30 PM 32,253 Views 24 Comments

Have a look at what route is closed so you don’t spend too much of the Bank Holiday weekend stuck in traffic.

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