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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# spring

This year
# booster vaccine
HSE launch spring Covid-19 booster programme for older and immunocompromised people
The booster programme is aimed to be completed by the end of May.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like cherry blossoms?
Cherry blossom season is in full swing.
# Economic Forecast
'Quicker recovery' than expected for economy this spring - Ibec
Ibec expects a ‘quicker recovery in the global economy’ than previously thought.
Last year
The Bee Guy: The girls are back in town - tips for helping the bumblebee queens
Paul Handrick has some helpful advice for keeping queen bumblebees alive if you see them in trouble.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about these spring animals?
Test your knowledge.
All time
# 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.
# let the sun shine
'Bright spring sunshine' on the way for the weekend but lower temperatures to bring frost after dark
There will be little rainfall in the coming days and patchy cloud will give way to sunny weather across the country.
# Crystal Ball
Groundhog Day: Early spring a certainty, says Punxsutawney Phil
The annual event has its origins in a German legend.
# Spring in your step
Poll: When does spring start ... it's today, right?
Met Éireann says it begins today, but some people may disagree with that.
# Weather
Sunny spell ends as frost to return and temperatures to drop tonight
Relatively warm weather will continue today, but it’ll be a cold start to March.
# Spring in your step
It was the warmest February day in years today
And it’s expected to stay fairly mild this weekend too.
# longest winter
Three weather warnings in place across 10 counties
There is a risk of spot flooding as up to 50 mm or rain is expected in some areas.
# spring forward
Set that alarm a bit earlier - the clocks go forward TONIGHT
But it doesn’t mean we’ll get an extra hour in bed.
# feck off winter
Winter won't quit: It's going to be minus 5 in some areas tonight
No more snow though. Silver linings and all that. (Although the silver linings are probably snow too).
# snapshot
16 glorious photos that prove spring has finally sprung in Ireland
Winter is over!
# Baaaadd news
There's some wintry weather on the way this week
Winter will be making a cameo appearance, as we head toward the May bank holiday.
# remember the clocks
The clocks go forward tonight - don't forget!
Did somebody say VERNAL EQUINOX?
# fierce mild
Not bad for March: Sunny spells and temperatures in the mid-teens
Mild weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.
# winter is staying
Careful out there - the weather's still rotten, and road conditions aren't great
There’s a wind warning in place – and more heavy showers on the way later.
# spring forward
Hooray for summertime: The clocks go forward tonight - don't forget
Saddle up the horses, it’s officially summer.
# Photography
The cherry blossoms are in bloom - it must be spring
Here are some of the best photos around Japan.
# it's cold outside
Photos: The snow took a lot of us by surprise this morning - here are your pics...
The Canadian Ambassador’s feeling right at home this morning.
# Green shoots
Spring is on the way - after a freezing cold weekend
Tomorrow will be frosty, then dry and bright with highs of six or seven degrees.
# the road back
Is this still the most economically depressed town in Ireland?
It’s two years since Bunclody was named as the most economically depressed town. We paid a visit, to see if locals were feeling the recovery.
# it's groundhog day
Spring is on the way according to this world-renowned weather forecaster
Punxsutawney Phil, the inspiration for the Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day, appeared this morning and (for once) didn’t see his shadow.
# divan intervention
Gardaí dealt with thirty-one 999 calls about this at the weekend (yes, it's a mattress...)
The suspect wasn’t difficult to spot.
# Analysis
Why Fine Gael and Labour kickstarted their re-election campaign 10 months early
Analysis: The Spring Economic Statement was a PR exercise designed to be the opening salvo in a lengthy general election campaign.
# Spring Statement
7 actually useful 'spring statements' to live by
Feeling underwhelmed by the governement’s Spring Statement? We’ve got you covered.
Everything you need to know about the spring statement
The government’s big announcement in the Dáil has been been criticised as a ‘PR exercise’. Here’s how it all unfolded.
# Stunning
Ireland looks only gorgeous in this sundrenched drone footage
When the sun shines, sure where else would you be?
# go on my sun
This cartoon perfectly sums up unexpected sunny days in Ireland
Optimist or pessimist?
# cider house rules
Bulmers have a new ad and it's all a bit... arty
What do turtles and bubbles have to do with alcohol says you.
# daffodilday2015
13 of the loveliest little moments from Daffodil Day 2015
It’s been a good day.
# sunshiney day
The sun is out and Dublin is losing the run of itself
(Okay, it’s only 14 degrees.)
# Spring has sprung
It's going to be warmer today, but you'll still need to wrap up
It’s going to be spring tomorrow, though.
# spring sprung
8 reasons why it's ok to be in a rage about snow in spring
*Checks calendar. Goes back to bed*
# Your Say
Poll: When does spring start ... it's today, right?
St Brigid’s Day? St Patrick’s Day? The Vernal Equinox? … Can we please settle this once and for all?
# little swimmers
Frogs are spawning all over the place and that means it's OFFICIALLY spring
But please don’t touch the spawn – it’s really bad for the frogs and it’s also very illegal.
# St Brigid
Here's how to make a St Brigid's Cross
Take a trip down memory lane to your primary school days.
# spring forward
7 reasons to celebrate the end of January
February: Officially better than January.