Visit the chipper today

IT MIGHT be better weather for ice cream, but today is National Fish and Chips Day.

The Irish Traditional Italian Chipper Association, which has more than 200 members, is to celebrate the day by offering half price fish and chips at its members' shops across the country.

Now in its third year, the organisers say that over 200,000 people visited their local chipper on this day last year.

More than 60,000 pounds of fish and 400,000 pounds of potatoes will be used to keep up with demand.