The Irish Stock Exchange will remain closed until Monday

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) closed at noon on Thursday and will remain shut Friday following warnings from the Government over the severe weather. (...)

Storm in a smartphone: A graphic shown at the National Emergency Coordination Centre illustrates the anticipated arrival of Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Yes, people in Ireland like talking about the weather, inhaling the forecasts like oxygen on even the most nondescript of days. But as ex-Hurricane Op(...)

A collapsed road at Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal, after torrential rain and floods left a trail of destruction. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government needs to “substantially” increase its €430 million budget for flood defences to deal with extraordinary events such as this week’s flas(...)

Flooded fields at Shannonbridge Co  Offaly last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week, with the possibility of orange rain warnings for the south and southwest, according to(...)

 Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The River Shannon catchment area could experience its worst flooding in 20 years over the coming days as water levels continue to rise from the impact(...)

Responding to the 2009 swine flu pandemic cost the State over €70 million in anti-virals, vaccines and specialist equipment, according to a new (...)