Brian Storm

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The  Wastewater Treatment Works at Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ringsend wastewater treatment plant serves the greater Dublin region and has a notorious reputation for not complying with environmental standards and(...)

An aerial photograph taken at Poolbeg, Dublin,  shows  a large discharge was continuing at 5.45pm on Sunday  evening.  Photograph: Eoin O’Shaughnessy/ DublinCityShots

A failure at one of the large processing tanks at Ringsend wastewater treatment plant occurred at the weekend, and caused a discharge of sewage sludge(...)

A file image from March 2018 showing the frozen sculpture fountain at the Irish Life Building in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Recent extreme weather events linked to climate change have “severely tested the resilience of Ireland’s infrastructure; economy, healthcare services (...)

The Gearagh was flooded as part the River Lee Hydro-electric scheme in the 1950s

The ESB has been urged to restore pathways in Ireland’s only extensive alluvial forest to a proper standard so that people can continue access the ame(...)

Trees which stood for over 100 years at the Marina in Cork city following Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Storm Ophelia brought the highest gusts ever recorded to parts of Co Cork, according to Met Éireann. A wind speed of 84 knots (155.6 km/h) was regis(...)

Indications of waste water discharges into Dublin’s River Liffey at Ringsend on Sunday

Storm water overflows were released untreated into Dublin Bay last weekend due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Brian. The releases(...)

ESB Networks has  now restored power to over 370,000 people who suffered an outage following Ophelia.

Work is continuing on Monday to restore power to about 2,000 homes, farms and businesses which are still without electricity a week after ex-hurricane(...)

Flooding at Merchant’s Quay Plaza, Limerick, caused by  Storm Brian. Photograph: Limerick Council/PA Wire

A 52-year-old father of five was killed in west Cork on Sunday when he fell from a teleporter while repairing farm buildings damaged by recent storms.(...)

Shona Heaslip competes in the  5,000m Women’s Final at the World Student  Games in Taipei, Taiwan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Shona Heaslip, from An Riocht AC, starred at the Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival to win the women’s 6km race at the Sport Ireland Nat(...)

Players from Wasps Ladies show their support for the #Legacy? campaign on Saturday. Photograph: @Waspsladies

The legacy wrist band campaign, protesting IRFU treatment of the women’s game in Ireland has already gone international. On Saturday the Wasps FC play(...)

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