Paul Downes

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 Snow in the Blanchardstown area of Dublin in 2010. File photograph: Alan Betson

Snow is expected to fall in many parts of Ireland this weekend as temperatures plunge to minus four degrees Celsius. A status yellow weather warning(...)

A HSE spokeswoman said it was “currently utilising its own resource complement” to administer the vaccine. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Order of Malta, the Irish Red Cross and St John Ambulance have offered to help the State’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign, but have yet to receive (...)

Waves crash against the pier wall on Thursday, Christmas Eve, at Tynemouth on the northeast coast of England. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

A Status Yellow wind warning is due to come into force early on St Stephen’s Day as Storm Bella pushes in from the north. Met Éireann’s warning for C(...)

A photo of Hurricane Epsilon. Photograph: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via The New York Times

It never rains but it pours. Along with Level 5 restrictions and the clocks going back, a wet and windy weekend in Ireland over the next few days will(...)

Experts agree that much better infrastructure is needed for remote teaching.

In the past the State’s schools stayed open during war, famine and storms. However, the Irish education system was never built to deal with the extend(...)

“Always start small: half of a pill, for example,” says Eleanor Hulm. “Do not mix ketamine, ecstasy and alcohol.” Photograph: Ennio Leanza/EPA

Music festivals in Ireland are generally a time when people unwind. Usual societal rules are thrown out the window as people go for three days without(...)

Housing and homeless protest outside Dáil Éireann today.

Protesters called for emergency measures to tackle the escalating housing and homeless crisis outside Dáil Éireann today as the Budget was set to b(...)