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When the rains stop reservoirs run dry, water shortages loom, while forest fires are more likely to happen. File photograph: Getty

The impact of the July heat wave began to ramp up this week. By Tuesday, Irish Water had issued conservation appeals to three counties: north Dublin; (...)

Eamonn Crean of the Crean family, owners of Greenhill Fruit Farm, with his daughter Analise. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Ronan Curtin placed an ad for student summer jobs two weeks ago. The operations manager at Doyles Veg Prep (DVP) in Dublin 22 was looking to fill 10 g(...)

FBD had told the court it had never provided cover for pandemics and no one in Ireland had ever asked for it. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Insurer FBD does not intend to appeal a landmark High Court has ruling that four pub owners are entitled to be compensated for the disruption their bu(...)

New Ross, Co Wexford: Data  on the Government’s Covid-19 data hub shows the New Ross local electoral area has the highest 14-day incidence rate in the State. File photograph: Google Street View

The electoral area of New Ross in Co Wexford has seen its 14-day incidence rate of Covid-19 increase by more than 1,000 per cent in the space of just (...)

View of the Shannon from Athlone. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/Getty Images

‘I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”, King Richard hauntingly declares in his soliloquy in Richard II. Seen through the prism of a flowing rive(...)

A coin from Henry II’s reign. The Battle of Áth an Chip in the summer of 1270 was the biggest reverse the Anglo-Normans suffered since first landing in Ireland a century before.

Irish victories over a foreign foe are rare enough to be revered through the centuries, yet one 750 years ago has been almost completely forgotten. (...)

Merrion Strand in Dublin is the first Irish beach to shut permanently after failing EPA standards for the fifth successive year. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

A ban on bathing at Merrion strand in Dublin Bay was a long time coming; the culmination of five years of failure to meet minimum EU water quality sta(...)

Qualter (right) celebrating a Challenge Cup victory in 2014 with Niyi Adeolokun. Photograph: Inpho

Being a professional rugby player means being paid to do what you love, but for the vast majority, it isn’t as glamorous as it sounds. Danny Qualter (...)

Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, at a meeting of the  National Emergency Co-ordination Group.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of homes are expected to be left without electricity on Saturday afternoon when Storm Jorge batters the country, bringing with it extremely (...)

Waves hit Blackrock diving tower in Salthill, Co Galway. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A status red weather warning has been issued for counties Galway and Clare for Saturday afternoon as Storm Jorge crosses the country. Status red weat(...)

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