Reported flu  cases have risen 58 per cent in the last seven days as HSE urges people to get vaccinated. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

There has been a spike in flu cases , by 58 per cent, in the past week as the Health Service Executive urges people to get vaccinated. Ac(...)

The deep colours show the expected sea swell at 3pm tomorrow as another storm approaches from the Atlantic. Image: Magicseaweed.com

Hurricane-force winds have relaxed today as snow falls around the country but another “nasty” storm front looks set to hit tomorrow. Met(...)

Against the odds: Michael Dennehy attempts to keep the water out of his Ballylongford, Co Kerry, home. Atlantic storm Ruth will move across Ireland today bringing gusts of up to 110km/h. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fears are mounting Ireland’s major rivers will burst their banks this weekend ahead of a succession of storms building up from the Atlantic to hit nex(...)

High waves wash over the bandstand, forcing the closure of the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire on Monday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Gardaí have warned parents to stop putting their children at “outrageous” risk by walking near flooded waterways and piers.Fears were mounting at the (...)

ISPCC director of services Caroline O’Sullivan said the numbers show that the time is right to implement a complete ban. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new study has revealed the number of Irish parents slapping their children has increased while 57 per cent of adults would support making physical (...)

Protesters outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday seeking to show solidarity with Russia’s LGBTQ community. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Gay rights activists braved the harsh weather to protest outside the Russian embassy in Dublin yesterday, ahead of the start of the Winter Olympics in(...)

A car travels through flood water in Cork city last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire Press Association.

Nearly every river in the country is already near capacity and there will continue to be a threat of flooding for the next seven to 10 days, a nationa(...)

Shauna Ahearne (21) and Debbie Ahearne (26) have been waiting since Monday, February 3rd at 7pm ahead of the sale of Garth Brooks tickets on Thursday morning.

Forget Limerick – Tipperary is leading the way for the most dedicated Garth Brooks fans as a committed duo have been queuing on the street in the f(...)

Dún Laoghaire. Local businesses remain divided last night ahead of the counting of votes on a new Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to revitalise the main street.

Dún Laoghaire businesses remain divided last night ahead of the counting of votes on a new Business Improvement District (BID) proposal to revitalise (...)

Professor Richard Greene, director of the National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre at University College Cork, said there had been an ‘an unnecessary delay’ in implementing recommendations made in a 2008 report following the death of ‘baby Nathan’ at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. Photograph: Tomas Tyner/University College Cork

Parents of babies who died during or shortly after birth in the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise should be told the truth by the Health Service E(...)

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