Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

A computer-generated image of Lidl’s planned new supermarket in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.

Opposition is growing in Carrick-on-Shannon to plans by Lidl to build a new supermarket on what locals claim is the last green space in the town. Lo(...)

Rural fracking. Cllr Declan Bree said the ban had been welcomed by the Sligo community “who fully recognise the dangers fracking poses to water quality, to human safety and to the general environment”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Sligo county councillors have unanimously voted – for a second time – to have a ban on fracking included in the county’s new development plan. The (...)

Musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh said she was concerned at the plan to expand the shellfish operation at Braade Strand, Gweedore Bay, which is close to her home. Photograph Colm Hogan

Opposition is building in Donegal to a number of large-scale oyster farms planned for scenic areas in the northwest of the county. Minister for the (...)

Flooding on the river Shannon just over a year ago. Seán Canney TD says a maintenance programme on the Shannon will get under way shortly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A community which was cut off by floods for several months last year is appealing for government intervention to ensure a protective barrier is erect(...)

Farms and houses along the River Shannon were badly affected by floods last winter. Photograph: Alan Betson

The announcement that the river Shannon will be dredged to curb future flooding, has been welcomed by many communities living near its banks. One su(...)

Carrick Cineplex owner Liam Farrell estimates he lost close to €400,000 due to flooding in 2009 and 2015. Photograph: Brian Farrell

For nearly 40 days and 40 nights last year, people were unable to use any of the 166 parking spaces at the back of Joe Dolan’s Bush Hotel in Carrick-o(...)

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ban fracking.

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ba(...)

Minister of State Andrew Doyle visited Leitrim  on Tuesday to meet farmers who say they are being forced to compete for land with foreign and Irish investors who were getting involved in forestry and securing  favourable treatment from the banks. File photograph: Getty Images

Farmers in Leitrim who are protesting about the scale of forestry planting have said the county does not want to be turned into a “carbon sink”. They(...)

Whiskey will soon be distilled in Sligo’s Hazelwood House, which was designed by architect Richard Cassels. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Hazelwood House in Co Sligo, which was considered one of Ireland’s most at-risk Palladian mansions just two years ago, is set to be restored. Sligo (...)