Vice Admiral Mark Mellett: nominated by the Government for election to the highest military body in the EU. Photograph: Alan Betson

Vice Admiral Mark Mellett will stand down as chief of staff of the Defence Forces if he is appointed chairman of the EU Military Committee (EUMC) the (...)

Sean Hogan during a media briefing on Storm Ophelia at the National Emergency Co-ordination Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Returning to the Custom House from a routine meeting last Wednesday at Met Éireann in Glasnevin, Conor Sullivan, an official at the Department of Hou(...)

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(...)

British prime minister Theresa May talks to US president Donald Trump:  “Thank God for Donald, that he’s reminded us how important it is to be together as Europeans,” Dr Nathalie Tocci said at the Institute of International and European Affairs.  Photograph: Matt Dunham/Reuters

Donald Trump’s election as US president has been good for European unity, a special adviser to European Commission vice-president Federica Mogherini h(...)

 Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 300,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia enters its final hours and has moved across the north west(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack points to the eye of the Ophelia storm during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group in Dublin this morning. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has extended a red level wind warning to the whole country as Ireland braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Ophelia, ahead of what is(...)

The increase will  be used to begin the planning process for the replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel LÉ Eithne (above, on a rescue operation in the Mediterranean) with a new multi-role ship. Photographs: Irish Defence Forces

The replacement of the Naval Service’s flagship vessel and several of the Air Corps’ aircraft are provided for in the defence allocation for Budget 20(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at the Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Liam Cosgrave’s beloved wife, Vera, predeceased him, he contacted his friend of long standing, Msgr John Wilson, to discuss the funeral arrangeme(...)

The funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar led the mourners at the funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in Dublin on Saturday. President Michael D Higgins, who is (...)

Military Pallbearers carry the coffin into the church at funeral of former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave at Church of the Annunciation, Rathfarnham. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Integrity was the hallmark of Liam Cosgrave’s private and professional life, mourners were told at the former taoiseach’s funeral Mass on Saturday. “(...)