Thursday, April 2, 2009

Summertime...... and the livin' is easy!

It is nice to see a politicians trying to bring a bit of sun and
summer into our lives at a time of such doom and gloom.

Take a bow Fine Gael’s David Stanton, who wants Ireland to start
putting its clocks back to ‘summertime’ earlier in the year with the
effect that summer would start sooner.

He said if the clocks were to be moved forward to allow summertime to
begin three weeks earlier, ‘we would still enjoy bright mornings but
would really benefit from an hour’s extra daylight in the evenings for
sport and recreation’.

“In the US, changes to the summertime period were made whereby
‘summer’ was extended by four weeks, with the clocks being brought
forward weeks earlier in the spring and moved back a week in Autumn.”

“The energy savings were substantial and, in my opinion, would merit a
similar move in Ireland,” he said.

At last - a suggestion that does lift the spirits.

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