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 (...)

Irish Defence Forces cadets help clean up Sallins, Co Kildare: business groups have estimated the cost of the severe weather at over €100 million. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

The Taoiseach has warned of the danger of finding people “dead in their homes” as the bill for Storm Emma reaches an estimated €100 million. As the c(...)

A virtually deserted O’Connell Street in Dublin as heavy snowfall continued on Friday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Following extreme temperatures and heavy snowfalls driven by gale force winds, the country may begin to think it is in a recovery phase. But the threa(...)

A man runs through the snow with his husky dog at the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The country will encounter “almost unprecedented” levels of snow on Thursday and Friday as the worst blizzard in more than three decades looks set to (...)

Pedestrians cross the millennium bridge as heavy snowfall hits London on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP

The Beast from the East, Storm Emma, orange alerts, red alerts, emergency co-ordination groups; there is a blizzard of news and information about the (...)

Snow in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Polar winds from Central Europe will clash with moisture-laden clouds from the Bay of Biscay, later this week, to give Ireland heavy falls of snow. Un(...)

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(...)

Workmen clear a tree that fell and took out power lines on the R703 between Thomastown and Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Thousands of homes and businesses remain without water and electricity on Wednesday as emergency responders battle to continue repairing the damage wr(...)

An ESB crew  works to restore services following damage by Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Emergency responders to Storm Ophelia are monitoring anticipated poor weather this weekend to see if it might set back efforts to restore water and po(...)