Aleksandra Lojek, who set up a Polish women’s support group on Facebook, at her home in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker

Two years ago, Aleksandra Lojek was facing a dark period in her life. She left Poland and came to Northern Ireland in 2008, where she worked with Poli(...)

A graphic from Met Éireann showing a comparison between the temperatures recorded at its monitoring stations last month and  the historical average.

Last month was generally dry and warm with many counties recording their driest August since 2005, according to Met Éireann. Only Carlow recorded abov(...)

The sun is coming out to play: enjoying the hot weather today on Sandymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Weather unlike any we have seen in seven years is set to hit the country throughout the weekend and into next week. Temperatures are expected to reach(...)