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(...)

A helicopter tackling the fire near Saggart. Image: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

The Department of Agriculture has issued an orange warning for fire due to ongoing warm dry weather. The warning will be in effect until Thursday aft(...)

Judy and Kim Doran, from Crumlin, with Nugget, a rescue dog from the DSPCA, enjoy the warm weather on Sandymount Strand. Photograph:  Garrett White

Dublin Zoo is preparing showers to keep its herd of elephants cool, while bakers have increased the production of burger buns as the country prepares (...)

A woman was airlifted to hospital after falling at Dalkey Quarry near Killiney in south Dublin on Monday. File Photograph: Collins

A woman has been airlifted to hospital in Dublin after falling at Dalkey Quarry near Killiney in south Dublin. Dublin Fire Brigade and the Irish Coa(...)

A gorse fire in the Puck’s Castle area in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade.

Dublin Fire Brigade is battling a gorse fire in the Puck’s Castle area in south Co Dublin, amid reports the blaze was started deliberately. Five fire(...)

Smoke rises from the fire at the disused Baily Court Hotel in Howth, Co Dublin. Image: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

A fire broke out at a disused building in Howth on Friday evening. Several units of Dublin Fire Brigade were called to put out the fire in the centre(...)

Firefighters attend to a gorse fire on Caggigoona commons, Kilmacanogue in Bray, Co Wicklow on Friday morning. Photograph: Declan Mallen

A large gorse fire has broken out near Bray in Co Wicklow. Five units from Bray, Greystones and Wicklow fire services are at the scene at Carrigoona (...)

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