Goslings take a dip at the Brentanobad, joining pool-goers trying to cool down during the heatwave in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Laura Lewandowski/EPA

As temperatures across Europe continue to burn things back home have begun to cool down following Wednesday’s warm, humid conditions. Cloud wil(...)

Teenagers jump into the sea at the Forty Foot in Dublin during a spell of good weather in June. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Dublin had its driest June for 40 years, according to Met Éireann’s latest weather forecast. The station at the Phoenix Park recorded just 11.5mms o(...)

People cool off in a fountain of a park in Madrid as a major heatwave spreads up through Europe, with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

The warm summer weather is set to continue through Wednesday, although cooler and cloudier conditions have set in across the west and southwest of the(...)

The elusive Irish summer looks set to arrive this week with Met Éireann expecting temperatures across the country to reach 25 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The elusive Irish summer has arrived with Met Éireann expecting temperatures across the country to reach 25 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday. After a(...)

The real warm weather from the south is due to arrive on Wednesday, bringing serious heat for the first time this summer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There may be a heatwave on the way but we will have to wait to break out the sunscreen. Temperatures over the weekend will be similar to the past week(...)

Temperatures are expected to hit 25 degrees  next Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times 1:16

Grab the sunscreen and air out the swimwear because there’s sunshine headed our way and this time it’s bringing some real heat. A mini heatwave is se(...)

Spectators in the dunes enjoying the view during the third annual Dublin Kite Festival which took place at North Bull Island in Clontarf on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The good news is that it is going to be dry and settled for the most part this week. The bad news is that the weather should be even better and tempe(...)

Meadow area on the Shannon near Athlone. Irish Water Safety have warned of risks following death of 14-year-old who had been swimming in the river. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Water Safety has made a plea to primary schools to teach basic water-safety skills in time for the summer, following the death of a 14-year-old (...)

Children run with their kites during the Dublin Kitefest at Dollymount beach in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

Following a wet and miserable May, the sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds and warmer temperatures set to continue into next week. Wed(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: he told the committee the proposals to establish domestic mitigation targets did not take into account the legally-binding targets already imposed on Ireland by the EU

Amendments seeking the removal of four State-backed agencies from the new expert group on climate change have been ruled out of order by the Oireac(...)