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Spain may be about to switch to the same time zone as us

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Spain may be about to make a change to their time
Spain may be about to make a change to their time

Spain may be about to switch to Greenwich Mean Time, bringing them into the same time zone as us here in ireland.

The change may be a central part of Spain's long-running negotiations to form a new government.

In a scenario that we may be facing here now, the Spanish election in December left them with no clear winner and none of the parties have been yet able to come together to form a coalition in their version of the Dail.

However, this week the leader of the party named Ciudadanos agreed to support the Socialists with a number of conditions and one of those was that Spain switches to Greenwich Mean Time.

Spain is in line with Ireland and Britain but it changed to the same time as Central Europe in 1942 as a move by then dictator of the country General Franco to match up with Nazi Germany.

Since then many in the country have complained about the time zone they are in, saying it left them out of step with the natural sun rise and set and that it has left the country in a permanent state of semi jet lag.

A report in 2013 recommended that the country move to the same time as us (and neighbours Portugal) and now with the support of the Ciudadanos party, it may finally happen.

No more resetting your clock for your holidays, or accidentally missing your flight...