In the days before storm Ophelia supermarkets were buoyed by a sales bounce as shoppers battened down the hatches, Kantar Worldpanel has said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The imminent arrival of ex Hurricane Ophelia to Ireland last month led to a mini-Christmas sales period among large retail chains with a double-figure(...)

Trees which stood for over 100 years at the Marina in Cork city following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Storm Ophelia brought the highest gusts ever recorded to parts of Co Cork, according to Met Éireann. A wind speed of 84 knots (155.6 km/h) was regis(...)

Farmers with large herds were particularly worried, as in some cases their cows had not been milked in 24 hours. Photograph: iStock

The avalanche of calls to Sean Cowhig’s mobile phone began late on the Monday Storm Ophelia brought down powerlines and left three people dead across (...)

 Risurrezione at Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Clive Barda

Medea ** Some things are more meaningfully understood for what they are not rather than what they are. Brexit is about a Britain that’s not in the E(...)

Paul And Gary O’Donovan team up again to compete in the men’s championship doubles in Boston, along with their friends and rivals Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It is huge sporting occasion, with 11,000 competitors and tens of thousands of spectators. The Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston this Saturday and(...)

The An Post logo. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The French, they owe us. They owe us big. We haven’t forgotten Paris and Thierry Henry and that incident in the penalty box when the footballer’s fam(...)

Cork City Council workers clean up after Storm Ophelia: “The main damage and disruption was caused by trees and telegraph poles bringing down power lines leading to power outages,” says David Spillett of Cork City Fire Brigade. Photograph:  Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Cork region’s long experience in dealing with significant weather events stood to it when it came to its preparations for Storm Ophelia. Assistant f(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell said there were only two qualified chain saw operators covering the entire northern section of the country in a line from Dublin to Galway. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell has claimed the Army does not have adequate resources to deal with a weather incident like Hurricane Ophelia. H(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said local authorities would receive additional resources to assist in the clean-up.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Two incidents during Storm Ophelia on Monday almost cost the lives of members of the emergency services, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has revealed. “We wer(...)

Bus Éireann made a loss of €9.3 million last year and relies on the support of CIÉ to continue as a going concern. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

FBD’s share price was battered somewhat as Hurricane Ophelia blew across Ireland, while businesses in all other sectors of the economy assessed the da(...)

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