Ophelia Storm

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A sea bird amongst the Atlantic waves in Kerry. The Irish Atlantic coastline has some of the most energetic waves in Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Storm Ophelia was setting new wind-speed and wave-height records last autumn, ocean energy researchers were once again reminded of the challenges(...)

Let’s be honest, though, it’s not just my mother who is obsessed with the weather. As a nation, we are entirely fixated on it.

I’ve become increasingly worried about my mother’s obsession with the weather. Every time I open the laptop down at home there is always one website (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Fianna Fáil has criticised him for his absence throughout the CervicalCheck controversy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Cabinet will on Tuesday consider major reforms to the governance structure of the Health Service Executive in an attempt to restore public confide(...)

Met Éireann’s Evelyn Cusack in Glasnevin for the launch of Met Éireann’s  new mobile app and website. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

It was providential timing that Met Éireann launched its new app and seven-day forecast on the first day of spring. The sun gleamed off the glass pane(...)

Det Supt Colm Fox: he had led many major criminal investigations, including into murders and gangland crimes. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Garda sergeants and inspectors are becoming concerned at the number of suicides in the Garda, and want a strategic plan to help reduce the number of m(...)

An activist wearing a mask of Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi poses during a tour, the day after Italy’s parliamentary elections, in Rome. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

In numbers: Weather fix 808,000 Bumper average audience for the RTÉ Six-One news on Thursday, March 1st, as Ireland succumbed to snowfall and Storm (...)

A resident walks home with her groceries along a snow-covered road in Kilteel, Co Kildare. Photograph: Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Seven days after the snow arrived, Seán Ó Dubhlaing is finally preparing to open the doors of Kilnamanagh National School to pupils this morning. Sno(...)

The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation  said there were plenty of options to make up lost time other than cutting short holidays. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

School managers say any move to cut short Easter holidays in order to make up for lost tuition time due to adverse weather would be “unfair” on parent(...)

This week’s weather has given us plenty to talk about, and when the Beast from the East has passed, the businesses left counting the cost will no doub(...)

A snow plough  on the N11 at The Glen of the Downs on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

About 24,000 homes and businesses around Ireland remain without power on Friday following overnight blizzard conditions that tore through the country.(...)

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