The clocks go back on Sunday, but that extra hour in bed could be lost to us in a couple of years. The European Commission is proposing that we scrap daylight savings time in 2021. Each EU country will have to choose either summer or winter time and stick with it.

So, what should Ireland do? Should we opt for “summertime, all the time” which sounds like an early Beach Boys song. Or should it be “Winter is coming – forever”?