Evelyn Cusack

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Let’s be honest, though, it’s not just my mother who is obsessed with the weather. As a nation, we are entirely fixated on it.

I’ve become increasingly worried about my mother’s obsession with the weather. Every time I open the laptop down at home there is always one website (...)

Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack in Glasnevin for the launch of Met Éireann’s  new mobile app and website. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

It was providential timing that Met Éireann launched its new app and seven-day forecast on the first day of spring. The sun gleamed off the glass pane(...)

Cabin fever: sport in Ireland didn’t exist this weekend. That’s once-in-a-lifetime stuff. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The tundra does strange things to a man. Out here in the ice caps of Dublin 11 you find yourself with a lot of thinking time as you tackle the snowdri(...)

True grit: Motorway maintainence workers load trucks  at the Dublin County Council depot in Ballymount. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

If this week’s snow storm has a face, it is that of weather forecaster Evelyn Cusack. Last Wednesday, rushing from a meeting of the National Emergency(...)

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

Walkers in the snow on the Curragh in Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Heavy snow and sub zero temperatures are expected  to continue on Friday and over the coming days as Ireland experiences its most severe big(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack warned that: “Meteorologically, it is very dangerous snow,” she said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Blizzard conditions not seen since the big snows of 1982 are expected across the south and east of Ireland on Thursday. Meteorologists are expecting(...)

A snow-covered crashed car on the M3 at Dunboyne Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

LIVE updates here The public has been asked to stay indoors from Thursday afternoon as Storm Emma descends upon the east and south of the country c(...)

What harm would it be to spend a day at home with the fire on and the curtains drawn, snuggled up with family, cats or dogs?   Photograph: Alan Betson

Is it going to be one massive damp squib or could it be lockdown by Wednesday teatime, the rest of the week cancelled and nothing but tinned food to s(...)

Otta the Dalmation dog sits in the fallen snow in Dublin, Ireland. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The Defence Forces are on standby to help out as an “exceptional” snow event sweeps over the State later this week, with gales of up to 110km/h also e(...)

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