Peat at Carn Park Bog, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An environmental group has lost its Supreme Court appeal over An Bord Pleanála’s refusal to decide whether peat extraction works on some 410 acres in (...)

Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, at a meeting of the  National Emergency Co-ordination Group.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Thousands of homes are expected to be left without electricity on Saturday afternoon when Storm Jorge batters the country, bringing with it extremely (...)

Residents of Springfield, Clonlara, Co Clare, were moved from their homes and around 7,000 sandbags and pumping stations were delivered to ten houses in the village. Photograph: David Raleigh.

Houses in a Co Clare village have been evacuated as the flooded river Shannon swept around their homes and threatened to burst its banks in other part(...)

The Bottom Field, Glasson,  Co Westmeath

Strange how our appreciation of things can correlate with how close we are to losing them. The upsurge of interest in local fieldnames around Ireland (...)

Met Éireann forecaster Linda Hughes said there is no evidence of any end in sight to the recent spell of bad weather and the Shannon, Moy and Corrib rivers are showing signs of flooding.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Emergency personnel in Athlone are making contingencies as the River Shannon continues to rise following heavy rain in recent days. Water levels at A(...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stricter penalties need to be introduced to tackle online abuse directed at politicians and their families, Minister of State Kevin “Boxer” Moran has (...)

A number of birds including other cormorants and cygnets were removed from the river. Photograph: Athlone Town Facebook page

An oil pollution incident on the river Shannon south of Athlone, which has killed cormorants and fish, is being investigated by Westmeath County Counc(...)

Michelle O’Brien pictured with her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Child homelessness in the midlands more than tripled in two years, while the cost of providing emergency accommodation in the region is on course to e(...)

Stephen Cassidy pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A young man who twisted his ankle and sustained a small fracture when he tripped on a path has settled his High Court case for €41,000. Mr Justice K(...)

Figures published by the Central Statistics Office in November show the value of Irish whiskey exports grew 10.1 per cent during the first eight months of the year

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission on appeal for the development of 12 Irish whiskey maturation warehouses at Moyvore, Co Westmeath. The €138 mi(...)

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