A collapsed road at Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal after heavy rain left a trail of destruction. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A “once in a 100 years” extreme weather event was responsible for the widespread flooding and devastation that struck the northwest, according to Met (...)

Cara Rawdon aboard Catherine R: “It’s a 24-hour job, seven days a week, when we’re out at sea. The bell rings every five hours to pull the nets in.” Photograph: Phil Gamble

Drive up the eastern side of Inishowen to the small Donegal fishing port of Greencastle and you begin to understand how certain geographical outposts (...)