One in two Irish people has admitted to calling in sick at work after getting wind of a sunny day ahead new research has found.
The study found that 48pc have faked an illness in order to soak up the rare rays of Irish sunshine during the summer months.
Research conducted by Irish ice cream giant HB revealed that Ireland’s unpredictable weather is the most annoying thing about spending the summer months here, but a daring 10pc admitted that they would still wear shorts even if the temperature dipped below 10°C.
While it seems the Irish love nothing better than a bit of sunshine, there are a few annoyances that rear their ugly heads come a sunny day.
People who wear socks with sandals annoy 53pc of Irish people, while men who insist on going topless annoy 15pc of Irish women during the summer.
The study also found that Ireland gets greedier in the summer upping our ice-cream consumption by a whopping 76pc.
Ice-cream topped the list as the most important thing for an Irish summer road-trip followed by friends to provide the laughs, a playlist of summer tunes, and the all-important sun cream (57pc).
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The weather, a hangover, “needing” a lie-in; these are the more reasonable excuses recorded for people calling in sick today, other than actually being ill, on what has been dubbed “International Sickie Day”.
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