Head of the Clare Garda Traffic Corps Insp John Ryan said the route was “accident-free and a very safe road when there are no downpours of hail or sleet”. Photograph: The Irish Times

Freak hailstone storms have been blamed by the National Roads Authority (NRA) for a spate of traffic accidents and road closures on a €207 million st(...)

Met Éireann says this morning’s fog and frost will clear, with sunny spells and dry conditions expected later on Thursday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann predicts that this morning’s fog and frost will clear by the afternoon, with sunny spells and dry conditions expected.The forecaster says (...)

A solar eclipse in Varanasi, India, in July 2009. Ireland is set to experience up to a 95 per cent eclipse on Friday, though it is highly dangerous to look at the sun directly while observing the event. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP 1:32

People have a chance tomorrow to see a rare phenomenon of nature as a near-total eclipse of the sun tracks across Ireland. It will become noticeably(...)

St Patrick’s Day is expected to be cool and mainly dry with maximum temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

St Patrick’s Day revellers can expect a cool, mainly dry day around the State this afternoon, with maximum temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees.It will be (...)

Teresa Ferreira and Miguel Gomes  from Oporto in Portugal dressed for the occasion on Sunday in Dublin  as the St Patrick’s Festival gets into full swing. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:08

The annual ultimate celebration of Irishness, the St Patrick’s Festival, is in full swing with carnivals and pageants underway ahead of St Patrick’s D(...)

A file image of a man struggling with his umbrella in high winds. Met Eireann has issued two wind warnings for today with residents of counties Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim advised of gusts of up to 130km/h.

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for western counties, while a yellow warning has been put in place for most of the rest of the cou(...)

The 32in-high sculpture, described as “a virtuoso rendering of the human form”, goes to auction at Christie’s The Opulent Eye sale in London next Wednesday with a £100,000 top estimate.

“Spring, the sweet spring, is the year’s pleasant king.” So wrote the 17th-century English poet Thomas Nashe – but when does the season actually st(...)

Wet and windy weather is expected to continue into next week with temperatures dropping slightly on Sunday to between 9 and 10 degrees. Photograph: Getty Images

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Galway and Mayo, with strong winds reaching gusts of 85 to 100 km/hr on exposed coast(...)

Most Irish stations reported around two-thirds or less of their expected rainfall for February. Photograph: David Sleator

February was drier and cooler than average, according to Met Eireann’s latest weather report. Nearly all monthly rainfall totals were below average ex(...)

 Snow is seen at Glencullen in the Dublin mountains from earlier this year. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 0:21

Weather forecasts left the country braced for widespread snowfall overnight, much of it determined to stick around. Whatever individual counties wa(...)