Members of the Defence Forces on O’Connell Street as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of the Defence Forces have described an organisation that is now in crisis, coping with poor pay, declining training standards and ever more p(...)

Prof Gerry Whyte from TCD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Repealing the Eighth Amendment will not take the Republic back to the constitutional position on abortion that existed prior to its enactment in 1983,(...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell said there were only two qualified chain saw operators covering the entire northern section of the country in a line from Dublin to Galway. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

Independent Senator Gerard Craughwell has claimed the Army does not have adequate resources to deal with a weather incident like Hurricane Ophelia. H(...)

Extreme weather events, involving storm surges, flooding and destructive winds, have become part of everyday life – and the situation is likely to worsen. Photgraph: NASA Earth Observatory/ AFP/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “national emergency” as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered the country yesterday. After years in which succ(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

Carlow Institute of Technology. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Institutes of technology across the State are in line for a substantial windfall as the Government gets ready to embark on a major building programme (...)

Dr Gerald Fleming, Met Éireann’s head of forecasting: “We don’t have an operational flood forecast centre which would allow us to predict flooding in any precise way.”

Met Éireann is to receive €3 million from the budget to update its flood warning system which has been described by its head of forecasting as “primit(...)

Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

 Donna Price of the Irish Road Victims’ Association  said it is “a very, very dangerous precedent for our politicians to be opposing road safety legislation”. File  photograph: Alan Betson

Politicians who suggest it is acceptable to drive after one, two or three drinks are condoning drink driving, the head of a group advocating for great(...)