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Children enjoy the warm weather at Seapark beach in Holywood, Co Down on Monday. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Ireland enjoyed a fine, hot day on Tuesday but no records were broken - possibly a sign of things to come with a dip in temperatures expected ahead of(...)

Brittas Bay beach in Co Wicklow on Monday, the hottest day of the year so far. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Monday was the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures exceeding 27 degrees in the west of the country. Temperatures reached 27.1 degrees in(...)

Conor Ryan and Sam Corcoran play football on Portmarnock beach, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

This bank holiday Monday is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far with a maximum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius forecast for Connacht a(...)

St Patrick’s Park, Dublin, over the bank holiday weekend. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Very dry weather in the month of April resulted in “absolute” and “partial” drought conditions in various areas around the country, Met Éireann has sa(...)

Padraig McNiffe stands in the flooded fields near his farm in Newtownflood, outside Athlone. Photograph: Laura Hutton

It was the wettest February since records began in many parts of the country, with some places experiencing once-in-100-years levels of rainfall. Two(...)

Storm Atiyah making landfall at Cromwell Point lighthouse, Valentia Island, Co Kerry. Photograph: Alan Landers

Two thousand homes are still without power on Monday evening after Storm Atiyah passed over Ireland overnight leaving fallen trees and flights and fer(...)

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Dundalk was “sneeringly hostile” to the Irish Republican Army during the War of Independence, according to records from the time that are to be publis(...)

Shannon Airport had almost twice (195 per cent) the average monthly rainfall in January. Photograph: iStock

It was wetter than usual in January with the west of Ireland experiencing some heavy rainfall while Dublin Airport experienced its wettest hour in alm(...)

The vast uninhabited wilderness dominated by the Nephhin range held me entranced.

My offering this week comes from the lobby of the Westport Woods Hotel, where I have laid claim to the most comfortable armchair. My justification is(...)

Some 14 per cent of work permit breaches on fishing vessels    related to ‘working without permission’. Photograph: Getty

Almost 200 breaches of work permits on fishing boats have been identified over the past 18 months by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). In a r(...)

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