Seán Hogan, Chairman of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group during a media briefing on Hurricane Ophelia on Kildare Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State’s National Emergency Co-ordination Group has urged people to not take unnecessary risks and to remain indoors on Monday afternoon. Hurrica(...)

The projected path of Hurricane Ophelia as it passes over Ireland over the next 24 hours according to the US National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Ophelia is one of the most powerful storms in more than 50 years to approach Ireland. Its impending arrival on Monday has seen a status red(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has extended a red level wind warning to the whole country as Ireland braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia, ahead of what is(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town as seen from a helicopter on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The river Shannon is expected to swell further in coming days with heavy rain set to pose a heightened risk of flooding for roads and properties in We(...)