Storm Atiyah tracks from Iceland to Ireland on Sunday morning. Photograph:

Storm Atiyah has made landfall in Ireland bringing high winds and rough seas along the west coast. Waves reaching heights of eight metres in Atlantic(...)

 Minister for  Planning   Eoghan Murphy  and Evelyn Cusack of Met Éireann during a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group  in Dublin on Tuesday in preparation for the arrival of Storm Lorenzo. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Concerns have been raised about “ferocious and very dangerous” surges around coastal areas as Storm Lorenzo is expected to track across Ireland during(...)

The national fire safety audit of Traveller accommodation was ordered three days after the deaths last year of 10 people, including five children, at a temporary halting site (above) in Carrickmines, south Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Significant fire-safety risks have been found in almost 80 per cent of Traveller accommodation. An audit from the National Directorate for Fire and (...)

The Glenamuck halting site where 10 people died in a fire in October 2015: the review from the National Directorate for Fire and Emergency Management was ordered three days after the tragedy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Almost 80 per cent of Traveller accommodation has significant fire-safety risks, an unpublished audit has found. The review from the National Direct(...)