Clare Dunne (Sylvia), Alex Kowak (Billy) and Fiona Bell (Beth) in Tribes at the Gate Theatre

Gate Theatre **** “If you’re going to argue, slow down,” advises Beth, the mother of an eruptive family that is forever arguing and rarely slowing d(...)

The Citizens’ Assembly is considering how the State can become a leader in tackling climate change over the  weekend.

Ireland has “failed spectacularly” in its response to the challenges posed by climate change over the last 15 years, the Citizens’ Assembly has been t(...)

Recent years feature in the top 10 of wettest winters and wettest summers over three centuries. Photograph: David Sleator

What is believed to one of the largest compilations of weather records in the world – showing monthly rainfall levels in Ireland stretching from the p(...)

Residents wade through floodwaters in Houston, Texas, US, this week. Photograph: Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

The US National Weather Service is not noted for alarmist pronouncements. So when it tweeted that Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented and that “al(...)

Glenville’s Ciaran McDonnell with his son Senan after their defeat at Shamrock Rovers. Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Waterford 0 Shelbourne 3 Shelbourne cruised into the second round of the FAI Senior Cup when inflicting a first home defeat on SSE Airtricity First D(...)

A car  trapped due to a flood at Sant Josep in Ibiza, Spain on August 10th. Dozens of people have been evacuated by sea after they got trapped in their houses due to floods caused by heavy rain. Photograph: Sergio G. Canizares/EPA

The way floods are arising across Europe, including Ireland, is changing dramatically due to climate change, and it is mainly to do with their timing;(...)

Northern Secretary James Brokenshire: he said business leaders must “keep using their influence to encourage political parties to deliver a functioning and effective Executive”. Photograph: Getty Images

Sinn Féin has called for a “short, focused” series of negotiations aimed at restoring the Northern Executive and Assembly. Sinn Féin senior negotiato(...)

A Taste of West Cork runs for 10 days across the region this autumn. Photograph: Emma Jervis

There’ll be a lot of eating, drinking, foraging, cooking and barbecuing being done in west Cork this autumn. The Taste of West Cork food festival has (...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams and the party’s Northern leader Michelle O’Neill join demonstrators demanding equal marriage legislation at an event in Belfast. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has said he does not believe there will be a deal done with the DUP to restore powersharing government in the North by(...)

Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd (l) and Declan Kearney speak to the media at Stormont Castle, Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Demands by Sinn Féin for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Theresa May to intervene in the Stormont talks on restoring the North’s pow(...)