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Snow scenes from Fairview Park, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Heavy snow caused travel disruption and cancellations in many parts of Ireland on Sunday amid unseasonably cold weather for March. Motorists, pedestr(...)

An orange weather warning has been issued for eastern counties as Ireland experiences one of the coldest St Patrick’s Day in living memory. Met Éirea(...)

O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

‘It will not be pleasant standing around watching a parade’, a Met Éireann spokeswoman has warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sleet and snow are expected to return for St Patrick’s Day with plummeting temperatures making for a freezing bank holiday weekend. A cold easterly (...)

 Snow covered roads leading up to the M3 at Dunboyne Co Meath late last month. Photograph: Alan Betson

People attending St Patrick’s Day parades are advised to wrap up with a “very cold” weekend expected, Met Éireann has said. The forecaster said Satur(...)

At the height of the recent bad weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted a photo of himself visiting Holles Street hospital.

Writing about Leo Varadkar in 2012 when he was minister for transport, tourism and sport and the then cabinet’s youngest member, Mary Minihan of this (...)

Phoenix Park in springtime. Average temperatures in Ireland for the last fortnight are down four degrees on normal for the time of year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

After as long a winter as anybody can remember, spring will finally arrive this weekend, but only temporarily. Temperatures will rise to between 11 (...)

There are around 17,500 people outside Dublin with no water supply and 35,000 with a restricted supply.

Water shortages will remain “one of the big issues” for emergency management for weeks to come, the National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG) said (...)

A  digger clears snow from a road in Kilteel, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Reuters

The Government will fund the “exceptional and unbudgeted” costs local authorities ran up reacting to the severe weather and heavy snow last week, foll(...)

Army Private Patrick Macken clears snow to open up a path to Thomas Jones’s farm in Blessington, Wicklow. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The fallout from Storm Emma will affect water supplies, health services, farmers, businesses and householders into next week and beyond, authorities h(...)

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