Waves  at The Great South Wall at Poolbeg in Dublin. Met Eireann has issued orange and yellow wind warnings to last until 10am on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times/File photo

About 4,000 ESB customers across the country are without power following heavy overnight winds and thunderstorms. The worst affected areas are in the (...)

Met Éireann has issued a numbr of weather warnings and warned of strong-to gale-force winds for Atlantic coastal areas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick with strong winds and sn(...)

Snowfall in the Midlands has resulted in poor driving conditions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 0:30

Snowfall and freezing temperatures overnight have resulted in poor driving conditions on a number of routes across the country.Midland counties and so(...)

Willow weaver Beth Murphy at work in her country garden on County Kildare. Photographs: Richard Johnston

Whimsy ... not only do I love it as a word but I also like it in a garden, where it brings an air of playful, joyful irreverence. For the same reas(...)

Tomm Moore, who is in Los Angeles for this weekend’s Oscar ceremony, said his greatest ambition for his nominated film The Song of the Sea is that Irish people will go and see it.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore has said Irish people have a “post-colonial” attitude to going to the cinema to see Irish films. Moore, who is in (...)

Flynn’s INn in Karlsruhe ‘is where I pulled a few pints during my time in Karlsruhe and got to watch my precious Mayo matches’.

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

The man was travelling on the Ballinamore to Swanlinbar Road when his car collided with another vehicle at approximately 7pm.

An 18-year-old man has died following a car crash in Leitrim on Sunday evening. The man was travelling on the Ballinamore to Swanlinbar Road when his (...)

The NCT centre at Font Hill Road, Dublin. The average pass rate per centre is 48 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 2:13

More cars than ever are failing the National Car Test (NCT) new figures show. A total of 52 per cent of cars – or more than 650,000 – did not p(...)

Pat Rigney (left) and John Dillon who formed Dublin-based Dalcassian Wines & Spirits in 2005

Drinks industry veterans, Pat Rigney and John Dillon, set up Dalcassian Wines & Spirits in 2005. The Dublin-based company, which employs 25 people(...)

Dangerous road conditions have been reported this morning due to ice, with black ice reported in Co Roscommon and Sligo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dangerous road conditions have been reported this morning due to ice. Conditions are especially poor in Co Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, and Roscommon, whe(...)