Children enjoying playing on Sandymount Strand in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Try to enjoy the late summer sun splitting the stones today because cooler weather is headed our way on Friday, bringing an end to the recent “shorts (...)

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(...)