Ronan Mcgreevy

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A Luas tram at the Red Cow junction: Siptu shop steward Marc Winters said proposals to run trams were a danger to drivers and the proposals were “total nonsense”. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Luas operator Transdev has backed down over plans it had to run trams overnight in a bid to keep lines clear during the red alert weather period, fol(...)

Met Éireann forecaster Evelyn Cusack warned that: “Meteorologically, it is very dangerous snow,” she said. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Blizzard conditions not seen since the big snows of 1982 are expected across the south and east of Ireland on Thursday. Meteorologists are expecting(...)

Commuters make their way in the snow this in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Many key transport networks across the country will be shut down for large parts of Thursday and in some cases into Friday due to continuing blizzard-(...)

Snow clearing at Bracetown Business Park in Dunboyne, Co Meath during the snowfall associated with  The Beast from the East. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The weather is set to get worse before it gets better with blizzard-like conditions giving way on Sunday to milder weather. Heavy snowfall will cont(...)

 A tourist walks on Calla’s pass covered by snow on the Tuscan-Romagna Apennines, in Italy on Sunday.  Record low temperatures are expected to hit Europe in upcoming days.  Photograph: Maurizio Degl’Innocenti/EPA

Met Éireann has warned of a “very serious weather event” this week with snow drifts of more than a metre in places. There is a likelihood of red weat(...)

Kate Lynch who won a scholarship for the 2017 Thomas F Meagher Foundation Flag Day at the 1st ever permanent exhibition on the Irish  Tricolour at the GPO, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The first ever permanent exhibition on the Irish Flag has been opened to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the tricolour. The exhibition is situa(...)

 A youth worker said young people taking the sedative have   charges for ‘offences they have absolutely no recollection of committing.’ File photograph: Getty Images

The abuse of sedatives known as benzodiazepine (or “benzos”) is creating an unprecedented level of violence in deprived communities, a conference has (...)

Members of the Citizens’ Assembly quiz medical experts while considering the question  of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co Dublin, last year. File photograph: The Irish Times

The Citizens’ Assembly and the polling company Red C have defended the process by which members were selected for the assembly. A recruiter employed (...)

Ronan McGreevy None of the recommendations made by a Government-appointed group on internet safety have been implemented four years on, according to(...)

Fergus Finlay, chief executive of Barnardos, with Claire Cahill at the launch of the new Lost Children Campaign. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Barnardos children’s charity has launched a campaign aimed at the children in Ireland it claims are lost to homelessness, poverty or neglect. It say(...)

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