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Once the rain clears away on Monday night, it will make way for glorious spring weather with temperatures of 21 degrees this weekend. File  Photograph: Eric Luke

The unseasonably cold weather of recent days is forecast to start warming up from Tuesday as temperatures across the country edge back into the teens (...)

The winds were forecast to ease countrywide as the day went on, with some showers, and even hail and sleet, predicted. File photograph: Getty

Wrap up and bring your brolly is the advice from forecasters for the hundreds of thousands expected to brave wet and windy conditions over St Patrick’(...)

Dog walkers in Oxfordshire, England. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Widespread severe frost and ice is expected in many parts of the country as a yellow weather warning remains in place until Saturday. Saturday is ex(...)

The Gemenids, the meteor shower which will cross Ireland this week, over Bulgaria in 2015. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images

The biggest meteor shower of the year will be crossing over Irish skies between tonight and Friday night. The shower, known as “The Geminids”, is a (...)

A man uses a torch to walk through a park during cold fog at night in Athboy on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning for the west coast with strong wind and rain forecast. The wind warning is for counties Donegal, Gal(...)

Pope Francis  was born in December 1936 in Argentina. File photograph: Luca Zennaro/Reuters

Pope Francis is expected to draw significantly smaller crowds than the last papal trip to Ireland by John Paul II nearly 40 years ago. Ireland has cha(...)

A drone captures images of a gorse fire in Sandyford, Dublin. Screen grab: Dublin Fire Brigade video

A break in the weather could be on the horizon by this time next week but rain is by no means certain, Met Éireann has said. “We are going to see ver(...)

Storm Hector is  scheduled to make landfall on Wednesday night off the west coast.  File photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

After the calm of recent weeks is due the storm. Storm Hector is currently barrelling across the Atlantic and is scheduled to make landfall on Wednesd(...)

A sudden stratospheric warming has taken place

The recent spring weather looks like a brief respite with the possibility of snow and ice returning next week. Met Éireann said it is expecting much (...)

No Christmas Day for Ireland. Women in festive fancy dress walk after snow fall this month in Buxton, Britain. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

Those dreaming of a white Christmas can stop dreaming. The very mild weather of the last number of days is set to continue into next week. On Tuesda(...)

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