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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Daylight Savings Time

All time
# Burglaries
Gardaí warn of increased risk of burglaries as the clocks go back
Burglaries are most likely to take place between the hours of 4pm to 9pm during the winter according to gardaí.
# Tick tock
The clocks went forward an hour overnight. Did you remember?
The times, they are a-changin’…
# TIME
Don't forget! The clocks are going forward tonight
You’ll have an hour less in bed tomorrow morning.
# time change
A reminder: The clocks went back by an hour last night
Winter time officially began overnight.
# grand stretch
The grand stretch really arrives today... because the clocks went forward last night
You didn’t forget… right?
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland oppose the EU’s proposal to end seasonal clock changes?
The proposal would require the State to choose either permanent summer time or winter time.
# Daylight Savings Time
Irish government wants to oppose the EU's proposal to end seasonal clock changes
It is understood that during the discussions at working groups the UK has opposed the proposal.
# Daylight Savings Time
Over 80% of Irish people would rather stay in summer time if the clocks stop changing twice a year
The European Parliament voted last week in favour of abolishing seasonal time changes.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Is Ireland getting rid of Daylight Savings Time?
In the latest episode of our weekly podcast, we look at proposed changes to Daylight Savings Time – and what Ireland’s options are.
# if i could turn back time
Government wants to avoid scenario where there would be two time zones on the island of Ireland
The changing of the clocks for winter and summer has been a ritual in Europe since 1916.
# seasonal time change
Government to hold national consultation on scrapping daylight savings time
The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.
# Tick tock
You won't get that extra hour in bed anymore as it looks like the end for daylight savings time
It will take nearly three years because of the various channels the legislation needs to pass through.
# Spring Forward Fall Back
Should the clocks go forward and back? The EU wants your opinion
The majority of EU states operate summertime arrangements.
# body clock
MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'
A new EU study said that health research associates DST with disruption to circadian rhythm.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we scrap putting the clocks back and forward every year?
We’ve been putting the clocks forward in Spring, and back in Autumn, for over 100 years now.
# Finally
There is one alarming upside to the clocks going back
The car clock struggle is real.
# Your Say
Poll: Should we get rid of daylight savings time?
Tick tock tick tock.
# spring forward
People are REALLY confused over what time it is
YES. Your phone has put itself forward.
# grand stretch
Why does a Labour TD want to change Ireland's time zone?
A plan to bring Ireland into line with Central European Time could gain us 300 hours of ‘useful’ sunlight a year.
# Uh oh
What time is it? 15 photos of sports people who forgot that the clocks went back
Let’s hope Alex Ferguson remembered to change all of his watches this morning.
# State Papers
Ireland fought off loss of summer weeks
EEC wanted us to put the clocks back on the second Sunday in October, sending us into dark winter evenings earlier.
# Clocks
Ireland won’t scrap Summer Time – unless we get EU support
Alan Shatter tells the Dáil that Ireland would need the approval of all 27 EU members if it wanted to keep the clocks forward.
# Clocks forward
Bid to move British clocks forward gets initial vote
If Daylight Saving Bill is introduced, it will put UK in different time zone from Ireland.
# Oops
Ireland awakens… an hour late, thanks to iPhone glitch
You got an extra hour in bed yesterday… and if you have an iPhone, you may have stolen another one.