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Dublin: 16 °C Wednesday 31 May, 2023

# Summer

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# Heatwave
'We're just going non-stop': Fire call-outs increase 100% in parts of the country following recent dry spell
While most have been enjoying the heatwave in recent weeks, it has had unexpected side-effects for emergency services.
# Weather
Met Eireann says that rain is on the way, but will it stick around for the weekend?
It’ll be a bit of a mixed bag in the coming days, but temperatures are finally expected to drop.
# Weather
It's actually raining in some parts, but what's in store for the weekend?
Conditions are expected to remain warm but the weekend will be largely cloudy.
# Skin Deep
Skin Deep: How to make your legs look great when they're actually made of ham
All it takes is a bit of TLC.
# scorchio
Possible showers in the south, but another scorcher in store today
We could really get used to this summer business.
# summer gear
Gardaí in three stations to start wearing controversial new summer uniform from today
The organisation said it will take feedback from members on the suitability of the uniform.
# Skin Deep
Skin Deep: How to make your hooves less hoof-like for sandal season
Suns out hooves out.
# sun safety
'Stay safe, make smart decisions': Here's how to look after yourself during the warm weather
Met Éireann has said that this weekend will see temperatures hit as high as 25 degrees.
# Be prepared
Do you work indoors? Here's why you need to be wary of the sun - even when it's cloudy out
People are being warned that their skin can still be damaged on cloudy days.
# Road Deaths
Motorists urged to slow down and be more aware of tractors this summer
There have been a number of fatal road accidents in recent days.
Voices
'We had returned over the years but this trip was different. This time, when my dad talked, I listened'
My childhood summers were spent in Gweedore, writes Michelle McBride.
# Something For The Weekend
From a gin village to a snorkel safari: Here's what's happening this weekend
Here’s a round-up of the events taking place across Ireland over the weekend.
# bathing
Swimmers at three Dublin beaches warned about potential wastewater contamination
Test results are due tomorrow which could give the green light again to swimmers.
# summer weather
Enjoy today's good weather because rain is on the way later this week
Met Éireann is forecasting showery weather throughout Ireland on Friday and over the weekend.
# summer weather
Today was the hottest day of the year ... but cloudy conditions and rain are on their way
Temperatures of 26.1 degrees were recorded in some parts of the country today.
Summer warm spell continues with temperatures set to hit 26 degrees today
It will be dry in most areas.
# Summer Tunes
14 summer tunes that are perfect for this weather
These songs are guaranteed to put you in a sunny mood.
# Down Under
Australian rugby in a negative place ahead of visit of Schmidt's Ireland
The Ireland boss is due to name his touring party next week.
# legs eleven
We asked what your favourite products are when it comes to getting gorge legs
Summer, where you at?!
# Your Say
Poll: When does summer start?
It’s time for an annual debate.
# Pale Problems
9 problems with having pale skin in Ireland
It’s all fun and games until it becomes too hot to wear tights.
# EU border controls
Tightened security leading to long airport queues for Irish passengers
Airports in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal are among those affected.
# rain rain and more rain
Enjoyed the sun? Showers are set to turn heavy and thundery this afternoon
The wet weather will persist into next week, according to Met Éireann.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Are you holidaying in Ireland this year?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# nothing lasts forever
Highs of 26 degrees today but risk of spot flooding tomorrow
Get outside now.
# enjoy the summer
A Waterford fan held up a great sign ripping Kilkenny on TV at a darts event in Las Vegas
You can’t escape a good GAA rivalry.
# recess
The Dáil won't sit again for another 68 days
The Ceann Comhairle said: “May you all have a joyful, happy and relaxing period of a holiday.”
# soundness of the summer
Three Galway students have set up a free grass cutting service for people who need the help
And their efforts have gone viral.
# 21 june
This year had the warmest summer solstice since 1961
A temperature of 28.6°C was recorded at the Phoenix Park on 21 June.
# the longest days
9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids
From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.
# Consumer rights
Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked
Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.
# slight return
Here comes the sun: Temperatures will be back in the low 20s this weekend
The sun should come out this weekend.
# self drives
Bringing the car? 8 European self-drive holidays to try this summer
Pack up the motor, pick your ferry port and head off.
# Mr Blue Sky
More sun on the way, with highs of 29 degrees expected tomorrow
Grab the sun cream.
# chub rub club
6 simple ways to beat the dreaded chub rub
The summer scourge.
# 99 weather
Sunshine and highs of 25 degrees this weekend
Yussss.
# that's more like it
Temperatures to go back into the 20s as we're set for sunnier, warmer weather all this week
Showers will be few and far between this week, forecasts Met Éireann.
# success
The 19 small victories of an Irish summer
These are worth celebrating.
# column
4 tips for keeping on top of your fitness goals while on holiday
Soak up that sun when you can, it’s good for you, writes David Last
# Swimming
'Always respect the water': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.