Temperatures soar to 30 degrees in a number of places across Ireland.

The highest temperature was recorded at Kilkenny Castle. This is just the fourth time that temperatures in Ireland have entered the thirties in the past thirty years. 

As sun worshippers flocked to the seaside to make the most of the good weather Emer O'Kane of the Irish Cancer Society warned the public about the potential dangers of staying out in the sun for too long. 

This RTÉ News report by Anne Marie Smyth was broadcast on 18 July 2006.