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Last year was the wettest of the past five years at 18 weather stations. Photograph: iStock

The year of 2020 was warmer and wetter than usual with a dry spring that coincided with the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic. Met Éireann’s a(...)

Photographs taken from drones showing the extent of widespread flooding in the Shannon river catchment during February 2020, due to 252 per cent of normal rainfall. Photomontage: Paul Scott/Irish Times Graphics Studio

Any notion Ireland in 2020 escaped the effects of global heating that is triggering more extreme weather events does not tally with Met Éireann’s data(...)

Oliver Moran and Mark Cronin

The Green Party in Cork has asked officials of Cork City Council to meet with residents seeking an “eco-graveyard” in the city after the council passe(...)

A woman shelters from the rain on Dublin’s O’Connell Street in June. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Dublin Airport recorded its dullest summer on record this year, according to the national forecaster, following on from its sunniest spring earlier th(...)

A yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Connacht and a number of counties in Ulster. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

August was a soggy month and September has carried on where it left off with more heavy rain forecast. A status yellow rain warning has been issued f(...)

Co Cork bore the brunt of the recent unsettled weather brought on by Storm Francis. Photograph: Damien Storan/PA Wire

A status yellow rain warning has been issued for several counties in the southern part of the country, which could result in localised flooding, the n(...)

Cork County Council staff haul damaged possessions from the footpath in Bantry, west Cork following severe flooding. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Co Cork bore the brunt of Storm Francis on Monday night and Tuesday morning with high winds and heavy rain causing significant flooding as well as str(...)

Bantry Fire Brigade said New Street, Main Street, Barrack and the Square were all flooded on Monday night. Image: Bantry Fire Brigade

An elderly shop owner in Bandon, Co Cork, who has experienced his second major flooding incident at his premises in a matter of days, describes himsel(...)

More heavy rain is forecast for Tuesday as Storm Francis moves across Ireland. Image: Windy.com

More heavy rainfall is forecast for Tuesday as Storm Francis moves eastwards across Ireland. Rain overnight and on Tuesday morning caused flooding in(...)

Southern counties are expected to experience particularly heavy rainfall in the next day or so. Photograph: Tom Honan

Heavy rain and strong winds on Tuesday could result in flash flooding, disruption and possible structural damage, the national forecaster has warned. (...)

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