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Bye Bye Greenwich Meantime: Irish Clocks To Go Forward Permanently?
 
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# 1 : Friday 28-10-2011 @ 13:31
 
 
The Brits seem about to join Central European Time for a trial period of 3 years.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1028/britain.html

Then surely Ireland has to follow? Or are we too far west?

Otherwise Northern Ireland will be in a different timezone.

Is there a business implication as regards American markets?

Do you like your bright mornings or do you prefer bright evenings?

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# 2 : Friday 28-10-2011 @ 13:34
 
 
I would prefer bright evenings. Not sure what I think of this.
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# 3 : Friday 28-10-2011 @ 13:49
 
 
Oooo I'd much prefer an evening stretch!
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# 4 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 07:39
 
 
I would prefer bright evenings but sending children to school in dark mornings is a recipe for disaster with lots of accidents
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# 5 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 08:05
 
 
Bright evenings for me too !
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# 6 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 12:19
 
 
Someone said :
The Brits seem about to join Central European Time for a trial period of 3 years.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1028/britain.html

I can foresee Northern Ireland and Scotland opposing it.
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# 7 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 12:22
 
 
This time of year a stretch only means it gets dark at 6 instead of 5, not really much of a difference espicially for anyone working indoors all day.
I though it sounded like a good idea, espicially anyone who suffers with SAD, but when i thought about the light difference its not really much.
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# 8 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 13:27
 
 
there was a year in the nineties when we were on central european time in portugal, it was awful. it wouldn't get light till 9 am.

it will be even worse in ireland since it's further north. this is a real bad idea.
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# 9 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 14:21
 
 
I prefer a bright morning personally, I find it so depressing to wake up in the dark...
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# 10 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 14:39
 
 
As ultimately, like all European integrationist ideas, this is just about money, would it not just be easier for Irish offices and businesses to change opening hours from 8 am to 4pm in the winter time? And when Europe goes onto it's own daylight savings time in the summers, Irish offices switch back to 9 am to 5 pm, remaining in sync? As previous posters have noted, it won't make any difference in deep winter. Further benefits are being off work earlier in the day, an easier more staggered rush hour and, most importantly, we hold on to what is our natural daylight position on the planet, causing no disruption to our natural bio-rhythms.
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# 11 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 14:53
 
 
Someone said :
As ultimately, like all European intgrationist ideas, this is just about money, would it not just be easier for Irish offices and businesses to change opening hours from 8 am to 4pm in the winter time? And when Europe goes onto it's own daylight savings time in the summers, Irish offices switch back to 9 am to 5 pm, remaining in sync? As previous posters have noted, it won't make any difference in deep winter. Futher benefits are being off work earlier in the day, an easier more staggered rush hour and, most importantly, we hold on to what is our natural daylight position on the planet, causing no disruption to our natural bio-rhythms.

Wouldn't make any difference in mid-winter? It would make an hour's worth of difference.
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# 12 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 14:53
 
 
Someone said :

Wouldn't make any difference in mid-winter? It would make an hour's worth of difference.

Well a lot of people would still be going to and from work in the dark
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# 13 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 14:57
 
 
Someone said :
Well a lot of people would still be going to and from work in the dark

True, but most us us start work at 8 or 9 and would prefer it not to still be dark!
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# 14 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 17:17
 
 
Well if we were to remain on GMT and you start work at 8 a.m., it won't make any difference because you will be doing what you have always done in mid winter - arrive in the dark! While if you used to start at 9 a.m. and now start at 8 a.m., you will lose half an hours daylight in the morning but you will get it back if you finish at 4 p.m. instead of 5. Children should remain safe as school times remain unchanged.
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# 15 : Saturday 29-10-2011 @ 17:22
 
 
Belmullet in Co. Mayo is so far west from London as to almost be in a different time zone, geographically, (15 degrees longitude is the difference of one hour, or so I was told.)
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