Over half of Irish people would get rid of the clocks going forward

The clocks go forward one hour this weekend, making your weekend one hour shorter
The clocks go forward one hour this weekend, making your weekend one hour shorter

Over 50 per cent of Irish people would ditch Daylight Saving Time, which is due to kick in this weekend.

That surprising news comes from a survey conducted by Orchard Thieves.

When asked about the theft of an hour from the weekend, 48% of 18-24 year olds said they felt ‘annoyed’ by Daylight Saving Time with 71% of these citing that they dislike being tired the next day and 47% stating that ‘they hate people talking about the grand aul stretch for weeks after’.
A massive 82% of 18+ year olds surveyed had no idea that the time the clocks change is 1am, right in the middle of their Saturday night out.

When made aware of this, almost a third of those surveyed reported they felt hard done by for having this precious hour stolen. However, 42% of 18-24 year olds stated, ‘I would go out earlier to get the most of my night’ with one in three stating they would ‘stay in the club for longer’, given the chance.
With the clocks set to change this weekend, Orchard Thieves is also inviting the Irish public to steal back what is rightfully theirs: the stolen hour, which it is naming ‘The Bold Hour’.

The Bold Hour will be celebrated at three simultaneous events in Dublin, Cork and Galway, at an, as yet, undisclosed date and time this coming week.

And the bold will be rewarded; those who embrace their spontaneity and attend The Bold Hour will be given multiple opportunities to meet, travel and party with some of the boldest people in the world.

Those members of the Irish public (over 18) who haven’t done so already, are urged to sign up to DenOfThieves.ie and await further instructions. The Bold Hour is coming.

It’s one hour, on one day and there’s only one way to be sure not to miss it, by registering at DenOfThieves.ie today.