Don't forget - the clocks are going to 'spring forward' one hour tonight 7 months ago

Don't forget - the clocks are going to 'spring forward' one hour tonight

It's that time of the year again.

The clocks are going forward this weekend - for one of the last times.

At 1am on March 29, the clocks will "spring forward" an hour as we move from Greenwich Meantime (GMT) to Irish Summer Time (IST).

And while this means the days are going to be getting brighter and longer, it also means we're going to be losing an hour's sleep.

Just remember: while many devices - like your smart phone, tablet and laptop - should all update their clocks automatically, other ones (like your microwave and the one in your car) may not.

The next time change will be on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Last year, the European Parliament voted to end the twice-a-year clock change as of  April 2021.

From then, member states will have a choice with regards to the time system they'll adopt.

Essentially, the proposal states that these time changes should be abolished in 2021 and it is up to the member states to choose between winter or summer time zones.

They can keep the current summer time system or scrap the twice-yearly clock changes.

Under the new legislation, governments that opt to make summer time permanent would adjust their clocks for the last time on the last Sunday in March 2021.

For those choosing permanent standard time - also called winter time - the final clock change would be on the last Sunday of October 2021.

You can read more about that here.