Punters at the Galway Races attempt to take shelter from the rain. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The month of July is not yet over, yet it is already shaping up to be one of the most miserable in recent years. Some of the parts of the country hav(...)

May was wet, cold and miserable everywhere. Most stations around the country with the exception of a few on the western seaboard had their coolest May for between five and 19 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most parts of the country had the coldest May in almost 20 years with temperatures well below normal for the time of year. It was also an exceptiona(...)

A woman walks through a rain shower on May 31st in  Saint Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Weather statistics for the month of May and for the spring just passed would appear to confirm what most of us suspected - it was wetter, colder and m(...)

Walkers are seen in front of windturbines in a snow-covered Co Leitrim this weekend. Photograph: S Gallagher

There will be no respite from the cold over the next few days with forecasters predicting snow and sub zero temperatures until the end of the week.Las(...)

In a word

There are some things I just do not understand about our otherwise excellent people at the Met Office. One is why they don’t give the wind-chill facto(...)

Met Éireann’s latest monthly weather report revealed above average mean temperatures across the country. The sun rises over a hill just north of Donegal town on a warm day. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A cold chill has set in as a warning for the winter ahead but this October has been one of the warmest, wettest and windiest on record in Ireland. (...)

The Garda is trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the death of a Co Donegal businessman and a house fire in the early hours of Saturday m(...)

The ESB this morning said it is working to restore supplies in a number of locations, including Glenageary, Co Dublin; Blessington, Donard and Tinahely in Co Wicklow and Westport in Co Mayo.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some 3000 customers remain without power this afternoon after the heavy rain and powerful winds overnight. A spokesman for the ESB said counties Wexfo(...)

Large parts of Ireland experienced a period of “absolute drought” during September. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last month was the driest September in at least 28 years across large parts of the country, according to Met Éireann, extending an Indian summer that (...)

Maria Doherty, who only joined the company last week,  entered with the syndicate with work colleagues from the insurance services team at Forward Emphasis a customer services centre based in Malinhead , Co Donegal who won the jackpot.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Several of the Donegal Lotto syndicate winners thought they were being “wound-up” when they were told they had scooped €4.8 million last Wednesday.Cel(...)