Traffic levels in Ireland have been at their heaviest in recent years and are unlikely to relent over the season, according to AA Roadwatch. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Motorists should be prepared for bumper-to-bumper traffic in the coming days as AA Roadwatch predicts the busiest festive season in years. Traffic le(...)

Several roads across the country  closed due to the conditions. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Heavy rain earlier on Thursday has led to flooding in a section of the Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork causing major traffic delays on the Southern Ring Ro(...)

Gardaí investigating a fatal collision involving a motorcyclist and a truck on North Wall Quay in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Collins.

A motorcyclist was killed when he was in collision with a truck on North Wall Quay on Friday morning. The crash occurred close to the Castleforbes Roa(...)

Dangerous road conditions have been reported this morning due to ice, with black ice reported in Co Roscommon and Sligo. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dangerous road conditions have been reported this morning due to ice. Conditions are especially poor in Co Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, and Roscommon, whe(...)

Wind warnings have been put in place until Monday at 9am. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued orange and yellow weather warnings as heavy winds are expected to increase as the day goes on. Exposed western coastal a(...)

Snowy conditions have been reported around Letterkenny, Mallow and Carrick-on-Shannon with icy road conditions in Monaghan town and Mullingar. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Friday is set to be one of the coldest nights of the year with temperatures expected to drop to -4 degrees overnight.The coldest night recorded so far(...)

Weather warning: AA Roadwatch is advising drivers to use fog lights and take extra care. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Met Éireann issued an orange status weather alert for the second day in a row as heavy frost and fog followed freezing temperatures overnight. The ale(...)

Matt Waine: said We Won’t Pay the Water Tax – Dublin 15 had distributed some 26,000 leaflets about the protests. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to take part in marches across Dublin today, with protests planned in dozens of locations throughout the(...)

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.

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