A  digger clears snow from a road in Kilteel, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

The Government will fund the “exceptional and unbudgeted” costs local authorities ran up reacting to the severe weather and heavy snow last week, foll(...)

A cyclist make his way along Ormond Quay Dublin in the snow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Dublin has experienced some of the highest snowfall in the country and is on course to record accumulations of up 30cms. The weather station at Casem(...)

Crowds gather at Milltown Park on Friday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has downgraded its snow-ice warning to an orange alert for Leinster, Munster, Cavan and Monaghan until 6pm on Saturday. A status yellow s(...)

Walkers in the snow on the Curragh in Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Heavy snow and sub zero temperatures are expected  to continue on Friday and over the coming days as Ireland experiences its most severe big(...)

Walking along Pearse Street in Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Storm Emma - LIVE updates Met Éireann has issued its highest level weather alert for the entire State as a severe winter storm is set to bring blizz(...)

A snow-covered crashed car on the M3 at Dunboyne Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

LIVE updates here The public has been asked to stay indoors from Thursday afternoon as Storm Emma descends upon the east and south of the country c(...)

Otta the Dalmation dog sits in the fallen snow in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Defence Forces are on standby to help out as an “exceptional” snow event sweeps over the State later this week, with gales of up to 110km/h also e(...)

People walk during heavy snowfall in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

A period of exceptionally cold weather is “at our doorstep” and will have an impact on people across the State, members of the Government’s severe wea(...)

 A tourist walks on Calla’s pass covered by snow on the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines, in Italy on Sunday.  Record low temperatures are expected to hit Europe in upcoming days.  Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/EPA

Met Éireann has warned of a “very serious weather event” this week with snow drifts of more than a metre in places. There is a likelihood of red weat(...)

Heavy snowfall in Westmeath on Sunday morning. Photograph: David Clarke/Twitter

Heavy snow made driving in many parts of the country treacherous on Sunday, with freezing conditions expected on Sunday night.  Want to (...)

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