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Friday 19 September 2014

Here comes the sun

Published 14/05/2014 | 02:30

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A SLICE of summer is finally on the way, and for once it coincides with the weekend.

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Met Eireann says temperatures could reach as high as 20C before the weekend in the south of the country, with mid to high teens from tomorrow.

WHINGEING BARRED

PUBLICANS must sing the praises of Irish pubs instead of sulking and looking for somebody to rescue them, the first female president of the Vintners' Federation of Ireland (VFI) has said.

At its conference in Westport, Co Mayo, Noreen O'Sullivan said "the days of whingeing were over" for pubs. The former midwife, who pulls pints at her husband Jim's pub, Rocky O'Sullivan's in Nenagh, Co Tipperary, said it was vital to give tipplers a reason to visit.

L DRIVERS 'IGNORE LAW'

LEARNER motorists are driving without a licence-holder beside them and failing to display 'L' plates, a survey has revealed.

The new research, by road-tolling company eFlow, also found that road users are continuing to use mobile phones despite a total ban on their use and fines as high as €2,000 recently introduced. The study was published in conjunction with the 'eFlow Young Driver Safety Week' to promote safe driving among secondary school students.

GUESTHOUSE GONG

AN IRISH guesthouse has been named the second best in Europe for exceptional customer service by travel website TripAdvisor.

Castlewood House in Dingle, Co Kerry, was in the No 1 spot for Ireland in the 2014 Travellers' Choice Hotels with Exceptional Service awards mark.

MAURA BABY DELIGHT

'Today' host Maura Derrane and her husband Waterford TD John Deasy welcomed their newborn son into the world a little earlier than planned

The couple had been expecting the arrival in June but Derrane said Cal "decided to arrive early." "He was born at 9.45pm and weighs six pounds," she said. "So he came early."

JOY FOR ARTIST RICHARD

ARTIST Richard Mosse has stepped out of his talented father's shadow. The youngest son of acclaimed Irish potter Nicholas Mosse has won the prestigious 'Deutsche Borse' photography prize.

The 34-year-old was honoured for 'The Enclave', the internationally acclaimed Irish entry into last year's prestigious Venice Biennale international art exhibition.

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