The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar, at the European Transport Safety Council PIN Talk on ‘Ireland’s Road Safety Policy in a European Context’, at Farmleigh House, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

New road safety regulations come into effect today which mean anyone caught texting or “accessing information” on their phones will face a mandatory c(...)

Snow in Co Sligo this morning, as captured by Val Robus/@magnumlady. Photograph: Twitter/@magnumlady/Val Robus. 0:39

Motorists should take care amid “extremely dangerous” roads across the country tonight due to widespread icy conditions, AA Roadwatch said. (...)

The weather is causing difficult driving conditions and poor visibility for motorists in many parts of the East. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Met Éireann has said today should mark the end of the current spell of snow showers in the east with a sunny weekend forecast. A change(...)

 Anthony Burrowes from Coolock and Aisling Keane from Clondalkin enjoying the very warm and sunny conditions for March in St Stephens Green Dublin on March 26th last year. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

What a difference a year makes. If only we had a time machine, we’d head straight back to March last year when Ireland was lolling around in re(...)