Snow seen in the dunes of Portrush on Tuesday. Photograph: Alive Surf School. 1:00

Snow and ice are lingering in many areas on Tuesday afternoon, with Met Éireann weather warnings in place until 6pm across many parts of the country.A(...)

 Snow is seen at Glencullen in the Dublin mountains from earlier this year. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 0:21

Weather forecasts left the country braced for widespread snowfall overnight, much of it determined to stick around. Whatever individual counties wa(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Spokesmen for 1st Independent Mayo, based in the Taoiseach’s political base, has said the campaign aims to promote community-based politics across the State. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Campaigners for a new type of community-based political representation in Mayo say their template could apply to any constituency across the State.The(...)

 “I’m just delighted I survived. I still can’t believe it. I keep  reminding myself I’m only a whippersnapper. If I glimpse myself in a mirror, it’s like, who’s that?” Paula Meehan,  at her  home in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan
Paula Meehan: the poet at 60

When Michael D Higgins hosted a cultural evening in the Forbidden City in Beijing on his state visit to China in December, he invited Paula Meehan (...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

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 (...)