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About 1%  of the population requires a blood transfusion each year, while one-in-four people will at some stage benefit from a donation.  Photograph: Getty Images

Joint procurement arrangements between the Irish and UK blood donation services will end with Brexit, although critical equipment supplies have been s(...)

Storm Ophelia: Gardaí clearing the road near Enniskerry from a fallen tree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Storm Ophelia October 2017 Storm Ophelia made landfall over Ireland as an “extra-tropical storm” on the morning of October 16th, 2017, and brought w(...)

James Frecheville (left) and Hugo Weaving in Black 47, the Irish famine film directed by Lance Daly, which opened the Dublin International Film Festival in storm-hit 2018.

The Dublin International Film Festival saw its losses double in 2018, a year in which the event was battered by severe weather. The company behind th(...)

Monica Smyth at her home in Bulloch Harbour near Dalkey in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A planned luxury development at a south Dublin fishing harbour should be “halted” and the site purchased by the State to guarantee continued accessib(...)

The Brexit-related slide in sterling has made it cheaper to buy used cars in the UK and import them into the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Retail sales hit a three-year high in March once car purchases are excluded, as consumer shrugged off the threat from Brexit. Sales were up 8.2 per c(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State for Finance: “The era of insurance companies saying ‘this is the way it is’, that’s not going to continue.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Legislation will be passed to force insurance companies to change the way they treat customers, Minister of State for Finance, Michael D’Arcy, has de(...)

Snow drifts make roads virtually impassable in Rathmore, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Seargent

The Irish Times, Thursday, March 1st, 2018: ‘People urged to stay indoors for blizzard’. That was the front page of our newspaper on this day last ye(...)

The Beast from the East: snow-covered roads leading up to the M3 at Dunboyne, Co Meath, during the snowfall associated with Storm Emma last year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Dramatic weather events in Ireland and elsewhere that marked last year shows “the fingerprint of climate change is becoming more evident”, the former (...)

 Travelling in style at the Hill of Tara Co Meath during the snowfall associated with Storm Emma and The Beast from the East in February. File photograph: Alan Betson

It was the best of years and the worst of years. It was the hottest and coldest of years, the wettest and the driest, the calmest and the most turbule(...)

Time to stockpile your favourite UK-made goods, or switch to an Irish brand ahead of Brexit in March

We might be able to live quite happily without spam, spotted dick or Cornish pasties – but could you get by without Heinz ketchup, McVities digestives(...)

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