Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo as strong gale force winds hit gusts of 120km/h overnight. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Many commuters experienced major delays this morning with rail and road users affected by the high winds caused by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzal(...)

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning as winds are set to batter the country tonight. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A warning to people living in exposed areas to take precautions has been issued by Met Éireann. The status yellow warning comes as winds are set to ba(...)

 Hurricane Gonzalo moves over the Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda today. Photograph: ASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Many parts of Ireland are due a deluge this weekend with Met Éireann forecasting intense rainfall over the next two days.The forecaster has issued a (...)

Life, but not as we know it: slime mould is neither fungus nor animal. Illustration: Michael Viney

The first storm of autumn left the polytunnel plastered with leaves from its sheltering spinney, a kaleidoscope of soft ochres and greens in stained-p(...)

There will be heavy rain with thunder and intense wind on Saturday, and on Sunday showers will come in from the west accompanied by westerly winds, with temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees. File photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Hang on to your umbrellas as it is likely to get wet and windy this weekend.Met Éireann has a weather warning in place for the whole weekend, with int(...)

A statement from ESB Networks said the main areas affected by power outages due to lightning were Cork, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Bandon, Gorey, Enniscorthy, and Thomastown. File photograph: EPA

About 4,500 homes in the south of the country are still without electricity after lightning strikes yesterday. ESB Networks said it sent crews (...)

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(...)

Heavy rain and strong winds are to affect many parts of the State tonight, Met Éireann has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Heavy rain and strong winds are to hit many parts of the State tonight, Met Éireann has said. The forecaster has issued a weather warning stating that(...)

A weather warning for between 25mm and 40mm of rain is in effect. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Umbrellas and wipers at the ready, gardaí have warned of very poor visibility on Dublin roads as a weather warning for between 25mm and 40mm of rain i(...)

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 (...)