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People enjoying the good weather at the forty foot Sandycove. Photo: Collins Photos

People enjoying the good weather at the forty foot Sandycove. Photo: Collins Photos

People enjoying the good weather at the forty foot Sandycove. Photo: Collins Photos

STOKE up the barbecue and have the Factor 50 sunscreen at the ready; Mr Blue Sky is making a return for the bank holiday weekend.

Conditions will be bright and dry with "lots of sunshine" on Monday.

"It's going to be fair weather until Wednesday of next week," Met Eireann spokesman Joanne Donnelly told the Herald.

"It will be mostly sunny and bright with very little wind. The temperatures will remain high, around 16 degrees most days," she said.

"There will be a slight dip on Saturday, but it will pick up again on Sunday.

"It's going to be a beautiful bank holiday Monday with lots of sunshine.

"It'll be perfect barbecue weather so everyone should get out there and enjoy it," she added.

As the sun makes a welcome return it will be accompanied by an unusual seismic event.

Minor earthquakes are likely over the next few days after yesterday's 3.8 magnitude quake below the Irish Sea.

The director of the Irish National Seismic Network Tom Blake says that further minor earthquakes are likely after yesterday's quake which struck at 4.15am, some 97km southeast of Dublin.

Mr Blake said there has been an increase in seismic activity in the area in recent months and that more smaller earthquakes are probable. Many of the quakes will be too weak to be felt.

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