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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Groundhog Day

This year
# Punxsutawney Phil
Six more weeks of winter predicted in Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day ceremony
The ceremony sees the rodent Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow and choose one of two scrolls to decide the upcoming weather.
Last year
# Punxsutawney Phil
Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter in Groundhog Day ceremony
The groundhog will be summoned from its tree stump at dawn to predict whether or not spring will arrive early.
All time
# Omicron Variant
Boris Johnson accused of ‘ducking difficult decisions’ over pulling back from Christmas lockdown
Johnson said ministers are monitoring the data ‘hour by hour’ but indicated new measures are not expected before Christmas.
# Groundhog Day
EU says there will be no renegotiation of the Protocol, after UK suggests 'significant change'
The UK government has said that current arrangements “cannot go on”, despite progress made last month on some big issues.
# Punxsutawney Phil
It’s Groundhog Day in a time of pandemic
The annual ceremony foretelling the end of winter will be held in Pennsylvania, with no crowds allowed.
# Groundhog Day
Brexit: Taoiseach says 'very significant difficulties' remain as time ticks away
Michel Barnier said earlier: “There is a chance of getting an agreement but the path to such an agreement is very narrow.”
# Crystal Ball
Groundhog Day: Early spring a certainty, says Punxsutawney Phil
The annual event has its origins in a German legend.
# Opinion
Ireland football matches are like Groundhog Day
With Irish football, the more things change, the more they stay the same, writes Paul Fennessy.
# Groundhog Day
New Brexit plan: May loses support as she gives MPs a shot at second referendum
“The biggest problem with Britain today is its politics,” May said today.
# border town
A heightened sense of Brexit 'WTF' in Clones
Locals in Clones, at the border with Co Fermanagh, say there’s huge concern at the possible disruption to daily life.
# it's a doozie
QUIZ: How well do you remember Groundhog Day?
It’s Punxsutawney Phil’s big day…
# Crystal Ball
Early spring to relieve US after polar vortex, Groundhog Day's Punxsutawney Phil predicts
The annual event has heralded an early spring.
# Groundhog Day
Car gets impounded for no tax or insurance - it's picked up by tow truck, and two hours later it's impounded again
You can’t be at that sort of nonsense.
# hey phil
Groundhog Day: Six more weeks of winter, says Punxsutawney Phil
America’s furriest – and, frankly, least productive – weatherman made his annual appearance today.
# Same old same old
Bill Murray goes to see Groundhog Day then he goes to see it again the next day
But will he be seen at it again tonight is the question.
# Trolleywatch
'Groundhog Day' as month begins with 600 people on hospital trolleys
The figure of 601 is just short of the high of 612 patients on trolleys at the beginning of January.
# Groundhog Day
Gatland unleashes twin threat of Warburton and Tipuric on Uruguay
Liam Williams and Samson Lee have made a timely return from injury.
# Groundhog Day
Boxing and bear crawls behind him, Jake Heenan ready to put his shoulder to the wheel
The Kiwi openside has come through two extensive runs to recovery, so knows plenty about shoulder rehab.
# Groundhog Day
Five-year-old draws unintentionally rude photo of groundhog
*stifled laughter*
# Groundhog Day
Six more weeks of winter? Groundhogs differ on forecasts
Punxsutawney Phil, generally considered the most reputable groundhog, is predicting more wintery conditions.
9 ways Harold Ramis was just so bloody brilliant
Who ya gonna call?
Ghostbusters actor and Groundhog Day director Harold Ramis dies
Ramis also wrote and directed Caddyshack.
# Groundhog Day
Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow - that means six more weeks of winter
The famous groundhog greeted spectators early this morning at Gobblers Knob.
# tellywatch
Breaking Bad's Hank gives an Irish interview... and 4 other weekend TV picks
Whether you’re staying in or going wild, we’ve got the telly for you.
# ned ryerson
Bill Murray will party with anyone... here's the evidence
Having a party? Invite Bill Murray… he might come.
# Groundhog Day
Happy Groundhog Day! But what's it all about?
A small animal, Gobbler’s Knob and Bill Murray are involved…
# Bond Markets
Moody's cuts Irish rating by FIVE notches
Ireland goes from Aa2 to Baa1 in one swoop – and now lies just a few notches above being officially ‘junk’.