Events of last weekend saw the burning of 13 acres of beachside land at Curracloe in Co Wexford and provide a  useful warning of the dangers involved.  Photograph:  Jack Meehan

Relaxing wildfire vigilance at this time, because of scattered rainfall events in parts of the country, would be a serious mistake. The potential for (...)

Burnt-out cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp and Zoe Holohan on their wedding day on Thursday.

An Irish honeymooner has been confirmed dead after he was caught up in the wildfires in Greece. Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp and Zoe Holohan were in Ma(...)

Firefighters try to extinguish flames during a wildfire at the village of Kineta, near Athens, on July 24th. Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images

The images and stories from the fires still raging in Greece are harrowing, even to eyes and minds jaded by horrors and disasters. Irish attention is (...)

 Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp who died in wildfires in Greece, and his wife Zoe Holohan. Photo: Facebook page of Brian O’Callaghan Westropp

An Irish honeymooner who died in the Greek wildfires was a selfless charity volunteer who may have gone to help others after making sure his new wife (...)