Ava (5) and Jack (9) Bushe from Kill, Co Kildare, with Aruna and Puca, at the Irish Wolfhound Club championship show at Farmleigh, Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

All good things come to an end and so it with our recent spell of glorious summer weather. This week normal service will resume as the sunshine and wa(...)

April’s values follow on from one of the coldest months of March for 50 years. Above, dead lambs lie in the snow as farmers search for trapped sheep in snow drifts in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim on March 26th last. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Last month was the coldest April for 24 years in the north and west of the country as the exceptionally cold spring continues. Temperat(...)