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The UK shipping forecast celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2017 and has been broadcast for almost 100 years.

Our sea area forecast may not have quite the same hypnotic appeal as the UK’s shipping forecast but it shares one particular quality with its more we(...)

Walkers in Howth, Dublin, as waves crash over the harbour wall File photograph: Collins

A status orange weather alert is in place for the entire country as Ireland braces itself for high winds and heavy rain as Atlantic Storm Brendan(...)

Hotel Doolin in Co Clare: The Green Hospitality Programme recognised the four-star for its implementation of comprehensive carbon and energy reduction.

Doolin great Clare’s Hotel Doolin, set in the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way, has become the first Irish hotel awarded a carbon-neutral status. The a(...)

Head of forecasting at Met Eireann, Evelyn Cusack following a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination group on Wednesday concerning Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Storm Lorenzo is expected to make landfall in Co Donegal in the early hours of Friday morning, and should have weakened by that stage, Met Éireann has(...)

The Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships takes place at Birr Castle from September 22nd to 27th

Looking up  From September 22nd to 27th, the skies above Birr Castle Gardens in Co Offaly will be filled with dozens of hot air balloons. The 49t(...)

Amber Rudd leaving in Whitehall in London on September 2. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

Amber Rudd said she sensationally quit the British cabinet and the Conservative party on Saturday night because there was not enough evidence of attem(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

The Van-themed mural at Kilbarrack Dart station in north Dublin, celebrating local author Roddy Doyle

Thirty years ago, Roddy Doyle, the creator of The Van, The Commitments and The Snapper was a teacher at Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack, drea(...)

Interior designer Emma Kelly at her home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

For businesswoman Una McIntosh, the draw of the sea was too much to keep her living in the beautiful 3,500sq ft stone home she had just built, on one (...)

Enjoy a Cliffs of Moher cruise with Doolin Ferry Company.

Coastal cruise  For a day out with a difference this summer, look to the Doolin Ferry Company. Choose from a trip to the Cliffs of Moher, Inis O(...)

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