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An activist wearing a mask of Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi poses during a tour, the day after Italy’s parliamentary elections, in Rome. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

In numbers: Weather fix 808,000 Bumper average audience for the RTÉ Six-One news on Thursday, March 1st, as Ireland succumbed to snowfall and Storm (...)

A resident walks home with her groceries along a snow-covered road in Kilteel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Seven days after the snow arrived, Seán Ó Dubhlaing is finally preparing to open the doors of Kilnamanagh National School to pupils this morning. Sno(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  said there were plenty of options to make up lost time other than cutting short holidays. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School managers say any move to cut short Easter holidays in order to make up for lost tuition time due to adverse weather would be “unfair” on parent(...)

This week’s weather has given us plenty to talk about, and when the Beast from the East has passed, the businesses left counting the cost will no doub(...)

A snow plough  on the N11 at The Glen of the Downs on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

About 24,000 homes and businesses around Ireland remain without power on Friday following overnight blizzard conditions that tore through the country.(...)

Pupils enjoy a snow day off school. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Schools will not cut short their Easter holidays to make up for lost time as a result of closures linked to snow and ice this week, according to senio(...)

Gerald Fleming, with  weather presenter Evelyn Cusack. Forecasts can now be made six or seven days ahead, as happened with both Storm Ophelia and now with Storm Emma. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Weather has been ever-present in our lives for a week, filling every front page, every bulletin. Occasionally, a voice is raised to wonder what all th(...)

A man walks with an umbrella under heavy snow in Pogradec, Albania. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

Health service staff have been advised that those unable to attend work due to the expected bad weather this week may have to use their annual leave t(...)

 Minister for Education  Richard Bruton said his department will  follow any advice over school opensings from the National Emergency Coordination Group. Photo Gareth Chaney Collins

Parents have been advised that schools will make individual decisions on whether to open over the coming days, The highest threat for Wednesday faces(...)

Pedestrians cross the millennium bridge as heavy snowfall hits London on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP

The Beast from the East, Storm Emma, orange alerts, red alerts, emergency co-ordination groups; there is a blizzard of news and information about the (...)

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