Ophelia Storm

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Cork Airport: Almost 200,000 passengers passed through in October. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Last month’s storms failed to halt growth at Cork Airport, which handled almost 200,000 passengers in October. More than 197,300 people flew to and f(...)

Cork City players celebrate their Premier Division success. To see the community’s joy in Turner’s Cross that night would bring a tear to a stone. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Football can be unbelievable sometimes. For the past few years, my brother, Danny, his friends and I have found ourselves in some bizarre situations.(...)

Specialist crews from ENEDIS, the electric grid operator for much of France pictured leaving Midleton, east Cork, following their work helping ESB Networks. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

From Malin to Mizen and back – that’s how much conductor cable ESB Networks has replaced over the past seven days as repair crews worked around the cl(...)

The planning board was due to give a decision on Wednesday on the plan for the 240,000 tonnes municipal and hazardous waste incinerator at Ringaskiddy. Image: Google Maps

An Bord Pleanála has deferred a decision on a controversial €160 million incinerator for Cork for a seventh time. This is to allow board members asse(...)

Cancer care nurse and mother of one Clare O’Neill was killed when a tree hit her car near her home at Aglish in west Waterford last Monday

The sea was calm and clouds were clearing to the east as mourners gathered at the Island Crematorium at Ringaskiddy to remember Clare O’Neill, who los(...)

Flooding at Merchant’s Quay Plaza, Limerick, caused by  Storm Brian. Photograph: Limerick Council/PA Wire

A 52-year-old father of five was killed in west Cork on Sunday when he fell from a teleporter while repairing farm buildings damaged by recent storms.(...)

 Fintan Goss, who died during Storm Opelia on Monday.

The last letter Pamela Goss wrote to her husband, Fintan (33), whose funeral took place in Ravensdale, Co Louth, on Saturday, was on the night before (...)

Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Work is resuming on Sunday to restore power to around 6,000 homes, farms and businesses which are still without power six days after ex-hurricane Ophe(...)

Fishmonger Colm O’Riordan of Ballycotton Seafood, Midleton, east Cork places sandbags by his shop door ahead of Storm Brian. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Fears that Storm Brian might lead to flooding in Cork city and a number of county towns proved unfounded as high tide passed off in both the city and (...)

Lahinch, Co Clare,  on Monday: “Ophelia was the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane on records – dating back to the mid-1800s – as a category three hurricane,”  said UCC climatologist Dr Kieran Hickey. Photograph:  Aidan Crawley/EPA

Storm Ophelia may have set a wave height record in Irish waters, with a wave of just over 26m recorded at the Kinsale gas platform off the Cork coast.(...)

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