Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

Gardaí are investigating after a fire in Dundalk which forced the evacuation of a family from their home. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A family was forced to flee from their home in Dundalk, Co Louth after a fire broke out in a derelict house next door.The blaze started in a vacant ho(...)

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty (left) says the party will be taking legal advice in relation to the accusations that Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty (right) has made about its handling of sexual abuse claims. Photographs: The Irish Times.

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said allegations that the party conducted internal investigations into over 40 incidents of abuse by its members are “(...)

Dublin Coroner’s Court has heard how Michael Reynolds (73) was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A pensioner was fatally injured when he tripped over a 10-inch kerb on unprotected roadworks and fractured his spine, an inquest has heard.Michael Rey(...)

Benny Whitehouse (36), was gunned down on Clonard Street in Balbriggan on September 25th shortly after dropping his six year-old daughter to a nearby national school. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Gardaí have arrested a 39-year-old man in connection to the fatal shooting of Benny Whitehouse close to his child’s school last September. Mr Whiteho(...)

A general view of Grafton Street in Dublin 2. Ten people aged between 14 and 19 years have been arrested in connection with a number of robberies, thefts and assaults in the area over the summer months. Photograph: Davd Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ten people aged between 14 and 19 years have been arrested in connection with a number of robberies, thefts and assaults in central Dublin. Seven male(...)

File image of the kind of structural damage pyrite causes in homes. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A housing development under construction in Co Louth will have to be demolished following confirmation that all but one of the homes is contaminated w(...)

A radar image showing rainfall over Ireland at 4pm today. Image: Met Éireann

A weather warning in place for 15 counties earlier today has been lifted as wind speeds drop across the country. However Met Éireann ha(...)

 A garda car at the scene of the fatal stabbing in Drogheda’s Rathmullen Park. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson

A woman has been charged with murder in relation to a fatal stabbing in Co Louth early yesterday morning. Paula Farrell (40), appeared in Dubli(...)

A woman holds a photograph of Jill Meagher aloft as people walk along Sydney Road in Brunswick in a peace march to mark the first anniversary of her murder in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph:  Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Thousands of people in Melbourne have marched on the street where Irish woman Jill Meagher was abducted a year ago.Ms Meagher (29), who was originally(...)