Joan Blackburn

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A large tree felled by Storm Ali on Cambridge Road, Ringsend in Dublin 4. Photograph: Collins

Fears of a third storm in nearly as many days look unlikely to materialise over the weekend, Met Éireann forecasters have said. A weather system tha(...)

A swimmer dives into the sea at Sandycove, Co Dublin. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

A month-long hose pipe ban will come into force in the greater Dublin area on Monday in an effort to prevent the capital’s water supplies from being c(...)

Sisters Saoirse May (6) and Eibhlin Jane (2) O’Hanlon from Lucan enjoying the bank holiday weather on Monday in Portmarnock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Many parts of Ireland enjoyed the warmest and sunniest May bank holiday weekend in years. Temperatures reached 23 degrees in the Phoenix Park on Sun(...)

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(...)

A visualisation of the path of Storm Ophelia as it was expected to hit Ireland, from the Earthwindmap website

Just over a week ago, near Cape Verde in the Atlantic Ocean, there was a significant wave moving east. The essential ingredient for a potential hurric(...)

Stephen Fry: Ryan Tubridy’s discussion of sexal abuse comes in the wake of the actor and writer’s comments about “selfpitying” sexual-abuse survivors. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty

As someone who, in his 2FM days, once asked if deaf people were able to hear his show, Ryan Tubridy should be particularly aware that he works in a wo(...)

A horse stands still in the snow on Black mountain last month in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It might be the first of March but there is to be no let up in wintry conditions with Met Éireann issuing three separate weather warnings. There is a(...)

Jim Casey of the OPW said all its gauges across the Shannon recorded a drop in water levels of up to 7cm over the last 48 hours, but emphasised the situation remains severe in areas such as Athlone (above, January 5th), where the Shannon remains 2cm above its 2009 peak. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

River levels continue to fall across much of the country, but Wednesday night’s heavy rain brought fresh flooding to houses in Co Wicklow. Parts of (...)

Flood defences in the Deerpark area of Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Peak water level has now been reached across the Shannon but there was a slight rise in Athlone over the last 24 hours, according to the National Co-o(...)

Snow is seen on Cooley Mountains in Co Louth. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Road conditions have improved around the country, said AA Roadwatch on Tuesday evening, following the snow and ice in recent days but it warns driv(...)

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