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The Coast Guard came  to the assistance of a walker during high winds and swells on Dublin’s great south wall as the tail end of Storm Diana crossed the East Coast   on  November 27th. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Temperatures were above average in most places last month, according to Met Éireann’s latest weather reports. Average temperatures for November rang(...)

 Sean Gallagher said the presidency should be as ‘transparent as possible because after all, it is taxpayer’s money’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Sean Gallagher has listed the directorships of four different companies as his main occupation in a declaration to the Standard(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald (right) with Liadh Ní Riada MEP (centre), who will be the party’s candidate in the presidential election, and deputy leader Michelle O’Neill. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Liadh Ní Riada, confirmed today as Sinn Féin’s candidate for the presidency, joined the party in 2011, just three years before winning a seat in the E(...)

A tale of two summers: Ireland enjoyed some exceptionally hot days but in general it was wetter and duller than average. Photograph: The Irish Times

In a development that is not really a huge surprise Met Éireann’s seasonal report confirmed summer 2016 was “mild and dull nearly everywhere”. Figu(...)

 Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin, July 26th, 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The summer was wetter and colder than normal almost everywhere, but it was not the worst of recent years. Though it feels like hardly a summer at all(...)

Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin in July 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An Indian summer is on the way after the real summer turned out to be another disappointment. The “summer” will end on Monday with another deluge of (...)

May was wet, cold and miserable everywhere. Most stations around the country with the exception of a few on the western seaboard had their coolest May for between five and 19 years. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most parts of the country had the coldest May in almost 20 years with temperatures well below normal for the time of year. It was also an exceptiona(...)

Finbarr Boyle (35) of Annalee Manor, Ballyhaise, Co Cavan, and originally from Ardara, Co Donegal, was the principal of Kilnaleck National School in Co Cavan until 2013. He is facing five separate counts of stealing a total of €73,320 from the Department of Social Protection between November 2009 and February 2011. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A book of evidence has been served on a former national school principal who faces charges of embezzling money from a Cavan primary school at Cavan(...)

Cardinal Brady was ordained a priest 50 years ago in 1964. A native of Drumcalpin near Laragh Co Cavan he attended national school there before going on to St Patrick’s College Cavan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All Ireland. Coadjutor Archbishop of (...)