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“We have to be proactive.” Fergal Leamy of Coillte. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

State forestry group Coillte is seeking additional warehousing capacity in the UK so that it can stockpile three months’ worth of timber products as a(...)

A Coillte helicopter takes water to a dam at the top of The Cut road in the Slieve Bloom mountains. Photograph: Laois Fire and Rescue/Twitter

People are again being asked to stay away from the Slieve Bloom mountains in counties Laois and Offaly as firefighting efforts continue on Saturday mo(...)

Hikers along the Sheep’s Head penninsula in West Cork. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Even by Irish standards, Cuilcagh is not an eminent mountain. Ranked just 165 in stature among Irish mountains, it offers, nevertheless, a memorable p(...)

Sightseers are  being warned to stay away from the Slieve Bloom mountains. Photograph: Offaly Fire & Rescue Service/Facebook

Coillte has urged the public not to engage in “fire tourism” as forest and gorse fires continue to rage across the country during the hot, dry conditi(...)

Plumes of smoke billow from the Slieve Bloom mountains as gorse fires continue to burn. Photograph: Tom O'Hanlon

Irish Water’s hosepipe ban is to be extended nationwide on Friday with fewer than 20 domestic users having been reported for water misuse since the me(...)

Weeping beech: We found a drift of self-sown beech seedlings, a few inches high, and pocketed one for the garden. Illustration: Michael Viney

The summer storm swept past in a hectic swirl of branches and I looked out at dawn to a polytunnel plastered with torn, wet leaves. But even on this b(...)

 Firemen attend gorse fires at the Tolka Valley estate in Finglas on Thursday as temperatures in Dublin hit 24 degrees. Photograph: Sam Boal/

Gorse fires continued to spread across parts of the country on Thursday as temperatures soared above 30 degrees. In Wicklow, students and teachers w(...)

A gorse fire on Glendoo Mountain, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Dublin Fire Brigade has put out a gorse fire in the Dublin mountains. The brigade said that, at the height of the blaze on Glendoo Mountain, three fi(...)

A woman carries an inflatable shark on  Salthill beach, June 26th. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The Department of Agriculture has issued a “condition red” forest fire danger notice, with dry conditions expected to continue and temperatures to rem(...)

Lilah Mellon (5) and Noah Mellon (3)  from Terenure enjoying the good weather on Bull Island in Dublin. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach 28 degrees, as a 10-day heatwave continues. The day will start with hazy sunshine and showers in some c(...)

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