Weather forecast

There will be bright spells and scattered showers in the northern half of the country on Friday morning but it will be cloudier in the south, with showery outbreaks of rain. The afternoon will bring a mix of sunshine and showers, some of which will be heavy and thundery. Light to moderate westerly breezes will veer northwesterly and freshen during the day and it will feel quite cool. Highest temperatures will range from 14°C to 17°C.

In the news

  • At the moment, 61% of homes in the country have access to high-speed broadband, Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has said.
  • The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has officially opened a new €40m technologically advanced milk powder plant at Lakeland Dairies, Bailieborough, Co Cavan.
  • Excluded herds re-apply to whole herd recording programme.
  • In pictures: a Mayo farmer has shown his support for the cause by mowing “Up Mayo” into a park in Ballyhaunis.
  • On Friday night Ryan Tubridy will be taking on Irish rugby player Sean O’Brien in a plough-off on the RTÉ grounds.
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