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The flooded Salthill Promenade and car park during Storm Ophelia in October 2017 Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last year was marked by mild, dull and wet weather which was interrupted by the “violent and destructive” Storm Ophelia in October 2017, according to (...)

A sponge garden at nearly 2,000 metres below sea level.

A deep sea mountain landscape marked by “catastrophic” rock avalanches and giant boulder fields has been mapped by an international team of scientists(...)

Marketing students from DIT Aungier Street soak up the sunshine in Dublin’s Stephens Green last month.Photograph: Alan Betson

A warm and sunny bank holiday weekend is in store across the country with temperatures reaching 21 degrees in places. Temperatures will start to cre(...)

Undated handout photo issued by the Police Service of Northern Ireland of 11-week-old Sparky.

A row has broken out in a courtroom during the appearance of a man charged in connection with an alleged hammer attack on an 11-week-old puppy. The 2(...)

Lava spews from the Mayon volcano in Manila, the Philippines, as it continues to erupt. Photograph: Charism Sayat/AFP/Getty Images

It is one of nature’s most destructive acts – and one of its most unpredictable; when an active volcano re-activates, spewing molten lava and threaten(...)

A cormorant flies over the South Wall as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. The story fascinated a public obsessed with meteorological matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My late grandma never missed the weather forecast on TV. In fact, she never missed either of the evening weather bulletins – the one after Six O’Clock(...)

An aircraft flies past buildings in the Canary Wharf district of London as Saharan dust carried by  Ophelia filters sunlight. Photograph: REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

Storm Ophelia left a distinctive red imprint on skylines across western Europe even as it headed north along the west coast of Ireland. The hurrican(...)

A visualisation of the path of Storm Ophelia as it was expected to hit Ireland, from the Earthwindmap website

Just over a week ago, near Cape Verde in the Atlantic Ocean, there was a significant wave moving east. The essential ingredient for a potential hurric(...)

Heavy rain over the next 24 hours will be followed by the remnants of Hurricane Gert now crossing the Atlantic.   Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

It never rains but it pours in August. Heavy rain over the next 24 hours will be followed by the remnants of Hurricane Gert now crossing the Atlantic.(...)

Larry Egar: a quiet person of deep faith, he had a gentle laconic sense of humour

Harp-maker, boat-builder, printer, solo Atlantic sailor, Larry Egar, who has died aged 79, had all those attributes and much more besides. Something(...)

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