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The sun is finally here, so forget reality for a while and milk the heat for all it’s worth

Ian O'Doherty


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People cool down at the Forty Foot during the hot weather. Photo: Gerry Mooney

People cool down at the Forty Foot during the hot weather. Photo: Gerry Mooney

People cool down at the Forty Foot during the hot weather. Photo: Gerry Mooney

So, apparently we’re all doomed. As the weather finally begins to improve and we look set for a week of actual sunshine, with the promise of an actual, proper, old-school heatwave – that’s 25C heat for five consecutive days – how should we react?

Well, if we were to pay attention to the various bodies of Official Ireland, we should all hide behind our sofa, slathered in sun cream and only occasionally breaking cover to launch into a rain dance.


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