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Two young riders on their horses past the Lead Mines chimney at Barnaslingan wood, Co. Dublin on Sunday. Last winter was the warmest on record in Ireland. Photograph: Dave Meehan for The Irish Times

Last winter was the warmest in Ireland since records began 119 years ago, Met Éireann has revealed. The months of December 2018 and January and Febr(...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

The Irish Coast Guard claims Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has “not been sufficiently advised” of the full consequences of reorganisation proposals. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that the lives of both rescue staff and volunteers could be put at risk by a reorganisation of maritime safety which (...)

A graphic from Met Éireann showing a comparison between the temperatures recorded at its monitoring stations last month and  the historical average.

Last month was generally dry and warm with many counties recording their driest August since 2005, according to Met Éireann. Only Carlow recorded abov(...)