Jim Casey of the OPW said all its gauges across the Shannon recorded a drop in water levels of up to 7cm over the last 48 hours, but emphasised the situation remains severe in areas such as Athlone (above, January 5th), where the Shannon remains 2cm above its 2009 peak. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

River levels continue to fall across much of the country, but Wednesday night’s heavy rain brought fresh flooding to houses in Co Wicklow. Parts of (...)

Flood defences in the Deerpark area of Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Peak water level has now been reached across the Shannon but there was a slight rise in Athlone over the last 24 hours, according to the National Co-o(...)

Snow is seen on Cooley Mountains in Co Louth. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Road conditions have improved around the country, said AA Roadwatch on Tuesday evening, following the snow and ice in recent days but it warns driv(...)

TD Simon Harris is pictured taking part in the annual Lions club swim in Bray, Co Wicklow on an exceptionally mild New Years day. Weather is expected to be changeable for the first weekend of 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing in many parts on Saturday night as alternating spells of cold, dry and wet weather take hold over the (...)

 Hurricane Gonzalo moves over the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda today. Photograph: ASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Many parts of Ireland are due a deluge this weekend with Met Éireann forecasting intense rainfall over the next two days.The forecaster has issued a (...)

There will be heavy rain with thunder and intense wind on Saturday, and on Sunday showers will come in from the west accompanied by westerly winds, with temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. File photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Hang on to your umbrellas as it is likely to get wet and windy this weekend.Met Éireann has a weather warning in place for the whole weekend, with int(...)

  Swimmers cool off at Seapoint, Co Dublin during the heat wave yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Now let’s not lose the run of ourselves just because the sun has been shining for a few days . . .No records have been broken yet and, while there isn(...)