Cooling off: local children and teenagers jumping into the Grand Canal at Suir Road Bridge in Drimnagh, Dublin, yesterday.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Weather forecasters are saying today looks set to be the hottest day of the year, with temperatures expected to reach more than 27 degrees. Oak Park (...)

Ciara Dunphy from Ringsend taking shelter in a tent while enjoying the sunshine with friend Sutherland at Beggars Bush today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

While sizzling temperatures will cool slightly in the coming days, the good weather is set to continue into next week remaining in the mid-20s in most(...)

Ciaran Visser enjoying playing in the daffodils in the Botanic Gardens Dublin yesterday. Photograph: David Sleator

For traditionalists, February 1st, St Brigid’s Day, marks the beginning of spring but this year the usual indicators, such as returning migrato(...)