The eye of Hurricane Nate pushes ashore at a category 1 storm in Biloxi, Mississippi. Photograph: Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images

Tropical Storm Nate’s maximum sustained winds dropped to 45 miles per hour (70 km per hour), the National Hurricane Center said on Sunday morning, a f(...)

Nate gained strength Friday as it headed toward popular Mexican beach resorts and ultimately the US Gulf coast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Hurricane Nate strengthened slightly on Saturday as it churned through the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to hit the US central Gulf Coast as a Category (...)

Irish connection: Denis O’Sullivan, in whose memory the Feis Ceoil awards a medal each year

In September 1898, the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper ran a famous editorial that declared: “We will still keep our eye on the Emperor of Russia and on al(...)

Rob Grant  and Stomptown Brass

Truth has died; so, we decided to have a funeral. Across cultures and throughout history, humans have engaged in practices to mark the death of those(...)

Evacuees who were rescued from the flood waters of Tropical Storm Harvey wait to board school buses bound for Louisiana in Vidor, Texas. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

A week after Hurricane Harvey came ashore in Texas, no let-up in rescue efforts was expected on Friday as large pockets of land remained under water a(...)

A man wades through water carrying  a pitbull  in Houston, Texas after Tropical Storm Harvey swept through the area. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg.

The southern US states of Louisiana and Texas are braced for further rainfall after Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall about 322km west of New Orlean(...)

The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on 2005. Photograph:  Reuters/Michael Appleton/New York Daily News

A late August hurricane menacing the Gulf Coast. Residents plucked from rooftops. A convention centre repurposed as an emergency shelter. A test of a (...)

People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At first it all seemed comical to me. The very mention of rainfall, and Texans were emptying out local supermarkets of drinking water, candles and oth(...)

A man helps children across a flooded street as they evacuate their home after the area was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump said on Monday he would talk with Congress about how to fund what will be a “very expensive” recovery from Hurricane Harvey,(...)

Kenneth Bryant and his wife, Jennifer Bryant, search through debris from Bryant’s Auto Sales in Katy, Texas after  Hurricane Harvey passed through. Photograph: Melissa Phillip /Houston Chronicle/AP

The Texan city of Houston will receive 2-3ft of additional rain in coming days, Mayor Sylvester Turner warned residents on Saturday as the most powerf(...)