An emergency fodder delivery arrives from the UK to the Dairygold Co-Op in Ballymakeera, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

There is no alternative hardy versatile crop that Irish farmers could grow to withstand a fodder crisis caused by a long winter and a cold, wet spring(...)

Paddy Knox from Inistioge Co Kilkenny pictured at the Thomastown Classic Steam and Vintage Club Field day at Grennan, Thomastown Co  KIlkenny yesterday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

The good news is that the glorious summer weather is set to continue for at least another week. The bad news is that drought conditions are emerging, (...)

Laurence Ward from Oldtown, Co Dublin, checks his hay  and says  it will be ready for bailing tomorrow. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ice cream machines were buckling under the pressure yesterday as the country enjoyed its hottest day in years. Met Éireann found itself in the unusual(...)

The wind turbine which was blown over near Ardara, Co. Donegal, at the weekend.

Temperatures will stay low this week but conditions will be dry, Met Éireann has said. Average temperatures will be around three degrees, thoug(...)

Motorists make their way through snow covered roads,on the Carnlough to Ballymena road in Co Antrim after sbnow ploughs cleared drifting snow. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Last Easter we basked in temperatures of up to 20 degrees but this year the advice is to keep the thermal vest on for another (...)