A gorse fire in Gougane Barra valley, Co Cork, which has burned since Saturday evening, covering some 4km at its peak. Photograph: Neil Lucey/PA Wire

Gorse fires continued to rage in Cork, Wicklow, Cavan and parts of Northern Ireland on Monday following a weekend of large blazes across the country. (...)

The house destroyed by fire at Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. The blaze caught hold on Friday afternoon last after flaming embers carried on the wind from roadside trees landed on the roof.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A Mayo family of five is homeless following a weekend gorse and forestry fire that destroyed their two-storey thatched home. Firemen and neighbours w(...)