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Autumn light in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be noticeably colder than recent days as temperatures gradually drop throughout the week, Met Éireann has said.(...)

Preparations are made at Phoenix Park in Dublin ahead of Pope Francis’s visit. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Say a prayer for the weather this weekend - it looks like Pope Francis will narrowly miss the heavy rain but thousands of pilgrims may not be quite so(...)

A prolific writer, Matthew Sweeney had published numerous collections of poetry, including Inquisition Lane (2015) and Horse Music (2013).

Tributes have been paid to poet Matthew Sweeney, who has died aged 65. The Lifford, Co Donegal-born poet, who lived in Cork, had motor neurone disease(...)

 Saturday will see sunny spells and scattered showers.File Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The weekend will see a return to wetter, cooler weather as the heatwave gives way to a more typical Irish summer. Met Éireann says the entire country(...)

Lunchtime read on the banks of the Canal during the June heatwave. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The long glorious summer we have been having is due to come to an end this weekend. Met Éireann is forecasting a “noticeable change” in the weather w(...)

Waterford’s Noel Connors and goalkeeper Stephen O’Keeffe argue with the umpire after a goal was incorrectly awarded to Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA isn’t going to be stampeded over the controversy generated by the ghost goal awarded to Tipperary in Sunday’s Munster championship match again(...)

A sunny day on the boardwalk in Dublin. The recent good weather is forecast to continue. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The sunny and warm weather of the last week is set to continue until Thursday at least. Temperatures have been two-and-a-half to six degrees above n(...)

Heavy rain is expected across the country on Thursday night and Friday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There will be no return to the glorious weather of last weekend as things remain distinctly on the cool side. After highs of 23 degrees last Sunday,(...)

Irish crews experienced another successful  day at the World Masters Regatta in Slovenia.

Irish crews had another dramatic day at the World Masters Regatta in Slovenia. The ‘C’ four of Rob Forde, Pat Fowler, Oisín McGrath and Gary O’Nei(...)

Junior infant Joe Fahy from Dundrum on his first day at school at  St Olaf’s NS, Balally Drive, Dundrum, Dublin 16.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

A soggy August morning gave way to bright sunshine as a new group of infants began their first day of school in Balally, south Dublin, on Wednesday. (...)

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