Ophelia Storm

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Local fishermen in Glen Pier, Balliskelligs, Co Kerry, look on as Storm Ophelia rages. Photograph: Stephen Kelleghan

The Government has allocated almost €9 million to local authorities to cover the cost of three severe weather events last year. Minister for Housing (...)

Boxer Moran (left) pictured in 2015 with and Simon Coghill in Athlone as they shore up the flood defences on the Eastern side of the River Shannon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Minister of State Kevin “Boxer’’ Moran has insisted any tensions within the Independent Alliance are in the past but said he was “maddened” and “embar(...)

Bus Éireann will ringfence the extra cash for its Expressway service, which faces most competitive pressure from private sector players. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

State-owned Bus Éireann will earn up to an extra €7 million in income next year after the Government agreed to increase payments for pensioners’ free (...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Domhnall Gleeson As has been noted by many on Twitter, he feels like a lad we know from school. But he’s actually a lad from Star Wars. “Domhnall” pr(...)

The conference heard that the lessons of Storm Ophelia needed to be absorbed in order to ensure vital infrastructure is more resilient. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Houses, including some large valuable private properties, will fall into the sea and it is not in the public interest to save them, a climate change c(...)

Discarded tyres constituted a significant litter nuisance. Photograph: Getty Images

Littering and pollution along the Irish coastline confirm “a new building boom” and the expansion of agriculture throughout the island, according to t(...)

Flooding in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Ophelia in October 2017. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

There has been a large rise in sea levels around Ireland in recent decades, and the trend is going to accelerate over the next century. This will test(...)

We’ll be back: Conor Keane of Killarney Legion is dejected after their loss to South Kerry in the Kerry Senior Football Championship final replay in November 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sometimes life just is not fair. You want to be the richest, the prettiest, the nicest, and all you are left with are the gifts and talents and life t(...)

 A Tesla electric car parks at a charging station. A new grant to support installation of home charger points for buyers of new and second-hand electric vehicles will be rolled out next year.  Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA/

The Government is rolling out a series of measures to accelerate deployment of electric vehicles in Ireland, according to the Minister for Climate Act(...)

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