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(...)

The sea churns under the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head in Dublin as a walker takes to the beach on Sandymount last December. Photograph: Alan Betson

The winter of 2013-2014 was the wettest on record. Met Éireann has confirmed what many had suspected. The west and sout(...)

Motorists negotiate a way through flooded roads near Enniskerry , Co. Wicklow.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Parts of the country had their wettest December in two decades, according to figures released by Met Éireann. Cork Airport recorded 211mms of rain dur(...)

The Irish Coast Guard claims Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has “not been sufficiently advised” of the full consequences of reorganisation proposals. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that the lives of both rescue staff and volunteers could be put at risk by a reorganisation of maritime safety which (...)