Time split: Island of Ireland could have two different time zones as the British Government say they will not be eliminating daylight savings time – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
September 17, 2018

Time split: Island of Ireland could have two different time zones as the British Government say they will not be eliminating daylight savings time

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The entire island of Ireland could soon have two different time zones if the Irish Government plan to go ahead with the EU’s plans to scrap daylight savings time.

In what could potentially be another hitch in the border issue following Brexit, Northern Ireland could be on a different time zone compared to the Republic next year.

The news of a time split comes after the UK Government said they will not change daylight savings time.

According to RTÉ News, a spokesperson for the British Government told them that: “The UK Government has no plans to change Daylight Saving Time.”

The latest developments could prove to be problematic as the Irish Government will either have to opt out of the EU’s proposals next March or a different time zone will be placed on the island for a large part of the year.

Although the Irish Government has yet to respond to their British counterparts, they may be forced to do so in the near future as the UK will have officially left the EU before the clocks go forward next March.

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