People cool off in a fountain of a park in Madrid as a major heatwave spreads up through Europe, with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

The warm summer weather is set to continue through Wednesday, although cooler and cloudier conditions have set in across the west and southwest of the(...)

The elusive Irish summer looks set to arrive this week with Met Éireann expecting temperatures across the country to reach 25 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The elusive Irish summer has arrived with Met Éireann expecting temperatures across the country to reach 25 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. After a(...)

The Asgard II, which sunk off the French coast in 2008. Photograph: Coiste an Asgard/PA Wire

The Atlantic Youth Trust is seeking to raise €16 million for a new Irish sail training ship. It would replace the Republic’s Asgard II, which was lost(...)

The real warm weather from the south is due to arrive on Wednesday, bringing serious heat for the first time this summer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There may be a heatwave on the way but we will have to wait to break out the sunscreen. Temperatures over the weekend will be similar to the past week(...)

Temperatures are expected to hit 25 degrees  next Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times 1:16

Grab the sunscreen and air out the swimwear because there’s sunshine headed our way and this time it’s bringing some real heat. A mini heatwave is se(...)

Emporium Kalu, one of the town’s best boutiques, is housed in a former pub
Shoptalk: Naas

In Naas, the thoroughbred county’s key shopping town there’s an air of expectation about next month’s Aintree and Punchestown festivals, the finale(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine  Simon Coveney told a conference today that ‘sustainable and science-based’ aquaculture would help to meet increasing demand worldwide for high-quality protein.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Plans by an Irish-Norwegian consortium to build one of the world’s largest marine food ingredient plants in south Donegal have been described a(...)

Liquidator for IBRC Kieran Wallace (left).
Singer has his sights on long battle
  • Economy
  • September 19, 2013, 01:00

The emergence of Paul Singer’s Elliott Management as the force behind the latest attempt to stymie the winding up of IBRC will not have been greeted w(...)