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Bank Holiday forest and land fire warning
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Bank Holiday forest and land fire warning

May 3rd 2013, 10:19 AM 9,240 Views 11 Comments

Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney warned farmers and forest owners that there are “very high risk fire conditions”.

6 amazing songs that were huge this weekend 20 years ago
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# TUNE ALERT

6 amazing songs that were huge this weekend 20 years ago

Mar 30th 2013, 8:15 PM 5,390 Views 4 Comments

What a bunch of absolute TUNES.

Gardaí urge caution as 48 lives already lost on Irish roads
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Gardaí urge caution as 48 lives already lost on Irish roads

Mar 28th 2013, 6:32 PM 5,563 Views 18 Comments

If you will be driving anywhere in Ireland this bank holiday weekend, gardaí are urging you to stay safe on the roads.

6 reasons to lobby for a four-day week
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# Let's Take A Vote

6 reasons to lobby for a four-day week

Mar 21st 2013, 1:49 PM 13,065 Views 30 Comments

All those lovely extra duvet days. Yes please.

The burning question*: Did you enjoy St Patrick’s Day?
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# Dilemma

The burning question*: Did you enjoy St Patrick’s Day?

Mar 18th 2013, 9:45 AM 15,656 Views 75 Comments

It’s the end of the bank holiday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?
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Poll: Should the anniversary of the Easter Rising be a public holiday?

Mar 2nd 2013, 10:00 AM 15,261 Views 166 Comments

It’s coming up to St Patrick’s Day – and Sinn Féin has published a bill to make April 24, when the Easter Rising began, a holiday.

Top readers' comments of the week
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Top readers' comments of the week

Feb 23rd 2013, 11:00 AM 5,962 Views 16 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday
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Sinn Féin wants to make Easter Rising anniversary a bank holiday

Feb 21st 2013, 3:40 PM 13,405 Views 251 Comments

April 24 would become ‘Lá na Poblachta’ – or ‘Republic Day’ – under a Bill introduced by Aengus Ó Snodaigh today.

Government to be asked if Met Éireann can determine a bank holiday
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Government to be asked if Met Éireann can determine a bank holiday

Nov 9th 2012, 2:30 PM 16,166 Views 49 Comments

What if our meteorological service could declare a bank holiday on a day when the weather is going to be good? One town council wants to see if it’s possible.

PHOTOS:Bring the wellies - crowds descend on Castlepalooza
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PHOTOS:Bring the wellies - crowds descend on Castlepalooza

Aug 5th 2012, 2:59 PM 8,385 Views 1 Comment

Festival-goers have been advised to bring their wellies to any events this weekend because of the likelihood of rain. Boo.

Olympics overload? What else is there to do this weekend?
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Olympics overload? What else is there to do this weekend?

Aug 4th 2012, 8:15 AM 5,519 Views 31 Comments

Need a break from the Olympic games this weekend? Here’s what else is going on…

Appeal issued for 32-year-old man missing from Drogheda
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Appeal issued for 32-year-old man missing from Drogheda

Jun 11th 2012, 2:56 PM 3,279 Views 0 Comments

Rafal Misik was last seen on the afternoon of the June bank holiday Monday.

Explainer: Thanks banks? A short history of bank holidays
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# Gone Fishin

Explainer: Thanks banks? A short history of bank holidays

Jun 4th 2012, 7:45 AM 29,332 Views 14 Comments

The extra day off is a glorious, glorious treat. But who have we got to thank for it?…

In pictures: Forbidden Fruit festival gets under way in Dublin
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In pictures: Forbidden Fruit festival gets under way in Dublin

Jun 2nd 2012, 6:41 PM 6,844 Views 4 Comments

Big horns and lots of rain.

Varadkar appeals to motorists after four deaths on Irish roads
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Varadkar appeals to motorists after four deaths on Irish roads

Jun 2nd 2012, 3:17 PM 4,378 Views 16 Comments

Both the Transport Minister and the Gardaí have issued appeals to motorists to stay safe on the roads this weekend.

Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?
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# Downtime

Open thread: What are you getting up to for the long weekend?

Jun 2nd 2012, 10:11 AM 3,747 Views 23 Comments

It’s a three-day weekend – and there’s plenty of stuff going on around the country. So: what are you doing?

How to get around Dublin this bank holiday weekend…
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How to get around Dublin this bank holiday weekend…

Jun 2nd 2012, 8:45 AM 11,100 Views 13 Comments

…and other traffic hotspots around the country as festivals are held from Donegal to Cork.

Weatherwatch: patchy outlook for the June bank holiday weekend
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Weatherwatch: patchy outlook for the June bank holiday weekend

Jun 1st 2012, 10:10 PM 6,358 Views 19 Comments

Karl Mehlhorn of Irish Weather Network has some good news for the long weekend – and some bad news…

Drivers asked to take extra care this Bank Holiday weekend
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Drivers asked to take extra care this Bank Holiday weekend

Jun 1st 2012, 8:02 AM 1,598 Views 13 Comments

During the first weekend of June last year, one person was killed and 12 people seriously injured on Irish roads.

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

May 5th 2012, 7:42 PM 7,402 Views 3 Comments

Our round-up of the day’s big stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Enjoy the sunshine while you can...
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Enjoy the sunshine while you can...

May 5th 2012, 12:28 PM 7,730 Views 26 Comments

It won’t be here all weekend.

Lambs, Crisp Fest and The Life of Brian: What's on this Bank Holiday Weekend
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Lambs, Crisp Fest and The Life of Brian: What's on this Bank Holiday Weekend

May 4th 2012, 8:30 PM 5,894 Views 18 Comments

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Here’s a run down of what’s going on around the country…

Motorists urged to take extra care on roads over bank holiday weekend
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Motorists urged to take extra care on roads over bank holiday weekend

May 4th 2012, 9:27 AM 1,028 Views 6 Comments

Garda tips for travelling over the holiday weekend.

Full Dart services to run over bank holiday weekend
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Full Dart services to run over bank holiday weekend

May 2nd 2012, 4:40 PM 2,885 Views 11 Comments

Iarnród Éireann has announced the postponment of engineering works planned for this weekend due to the disruption it would cause over the May Bank Holiday.

Dart service disrupted over bank holiday weekend
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Dart service disrupted over bank holiday weekend

May 1st 2012, 11:42 AM 2,768 Views 1 Comment

Engineering works mean disruptions for north Dublin service from Saturday to Monday.

Poll: Are you planning a Bank Holiday trip this weekend?
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Poll: Are you planning a Bank Holiday trip this weekend?

Apr 30th 2012, 10:08 AM 4,116 Views 39 Comments

Staying at home? Holidaying in Ireland? Or going a bit more exotic and jetting off on a plane?

The burning question*: DIY shops on bank holidays - heaven or hell?
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The burning question*: DIY shops on bank holidays - heaven or hell?

Mar 19th 2012, 12:00 PM 3,852 Views 15 Comments

This and every Monday, let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

DUP deputy leader tells House of Commons: Make St Patrick's Day a public holiday
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DUP deputy leader tells House of Commons: Make St Patrick's Day a public holiday

Mar 16th 2012, 1:18 PM 4,621 Views 41 Comments

Nigel Dodds asks Sir George Young, the Leader of the House of Commons, if March 17 will be made a holiday in the UK.

Who's leading your St Patrick's Day parade this year?
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# St Patrick's Day

Who's leading your St Patrick's Day parade this year?

Mar 11th 2012, 10:00 AM 4,371 Views 22 Comments

A footballer, a hurler, a politician and a ringmistress… it’s not the start to a bad joke, it’s a list of the people chosen as parade grand marshals around the country.

You do know today’s not a public holiday, right?
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# Uh-Oh

You do know today’s not a public holiday, right?

Jan 2nd 2012, 11:40 AM 21,829 Views 63 Comments

Get back to work! Unless, of course, your employer is among the majority to observe today as a de facto holiday anyway.

The sporting tweets of the week
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The sporting tweets of the week

Nov 6th 2011, 10:00 AM 403 Views 0 Comments

This week, Lance Armstrong pays tribute to Jim Stynes, Serena Williams discusses her relationship problems and Brian O’Driscoll complains about having to train on a Bank Holiday.

Walking in a... pumpkin... wonderland
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# Halloween

Walking in a... pumpkin... wonderland

Oct 20th 2011, 12:12 PM 909 Views 3 Comments

You’ve never heard of the connection between turtles and pumpkins? This vid from Virginia Pumpkin Festival reveals all…

The Daily Fix: Saturday
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The Daily Fix: Saturday

Jul 30th 2011, 8:15 PM 595 Views 0 Comments

Every evening, TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of the day’s main news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Bored? Here's 8 websites perfect for a rainy day
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Bored? Here's 8 websites perfect for a rainy day

Jul 30th 2011, 5:28 PM 1,600 Views 2 Comments

A collection of eight websites that will keep you entertained for hours. Go, procrastinate!

Gallery: Your bank holiday weekend in pictures
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Gallery: Your bank holiday weekend in pictures

Jun 6th 2011, 4:47 PM 971 Views 0 Comments

A selection of photos from the weekend as snapped by you.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 5th 2011, 7:27 PM 3,535 Views 0 Comments

In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?

What’s going on this Bank Holiday Sunday?
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# Bank Holiday

What’s going on this Bank Holiday Sunday?

Jun 5th 2011, 11:21 AM 2,316 Views 4 Comments

Want to do something with your day – but not sure where to go? Here’s a nutshell guide to what’s happening and where.

As chosen by you: the Bank Holiday road trip and summertime mixtape
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# Choons

As chosen by you: the Bank Holiday road trip and summertime mixtape

Jun 4th 2011, 4:11 PM 627 Views 2 Comments

The perfect playlist for your bank holiday weekend as chosen by TheJournal.ie readers.

Poll: Which is Ireland's best beach?
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Poll: Which is Ireland's best beach?

Jun 4th 2011, 12:29 PM 12,798 Views 109 Comments

The weather’s good and it’s a long weekend, so we want you to choose Ireland’s best sandy sun spot.

What's going on this Bank Holiday Saturday?
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# Bank Holiday

What's going on this Bank Holiday Saturday?

Jun 4th 2011, 10:26 AM 1,845 Views 17 Comments

Want to do something with your day – but not sure where to go? Here’s a nutshell guide to what’s happening and where.