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 ESB crew removing and replacing a damaged single phase transformer near Fassaroe, Co Wicklow.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Winds eased across Ireland on Wednesday as Storm Barra moved into the North Sea although 13,000 households and businesses remained without power on We(...)

A lucky escape for a motorist at Newcastle, Co Wicklow, on Tuesday morning after a tree fell on the windscreen of their car. Photograph: Wicklow Fire Service

Tens of thousands of homes were left without power overnight as Storm Barra moved across the country, disrupting travel and prompting the closure of s(...)

In Dublin the Pfizer dose 1 and dose 2 walk-in clinics at Dublin City University, Whitehall, north Dublin, are closed. Photograph: Joseph Prezioso/ AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said there does not seem to be the “same urgency” in people availing Covid-19 booster shots as there was for the first an(...)

People out during Storm Barra on the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Schools, creches and third-level institutions in counties currently or scheduled to be under red and orange weather warnings due to Storm Barra have b(...)

Famine victims: Protests, food riots and lawlessness were common. Sheep were stolen. Courts were busy. Perpetrators were imprisoned and  transported to Australia.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Regional studies of the Great Famine afford historians writing about the larger picture a wider and more detailed canvas against which to check t(...)

Cork County Council employees  prepare pumps for expected flooding  after Met Éireann issues a status red weather warning.  Photograph: Andy Gibson

Schools and third-level institutions in many parts of the State will be closed on Tuesday because of Storm Barra, which Met Éireann has said could pos(...)

The Irish arm of crowd-funding platform GoFundMe last year benefited from a Covid-19 pandemic dividend as pre-tax profits increased more than three fold to $13.22m.

The Irish arm of crowd funding platform GoFundMe last year benefited from a Covid-19 pandemic dividend as pretax profits increased more than thre(...)

Met Éireann has warned of potential flooding and damaging gusts. Photograph: Met Éireann

Strong winds and heavy rain will wash over Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday as Storm Barra, an Atlantic depression named on Sunday by Met Éireann, mov(...)

Ireland captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks perform  the Haka in 1989. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Best Crossing The Line by Willie Anderson and Brendan Fanning (Reach Sport, €19.99) The best books this year are rugby books. This, it’s fair to (...)

Angeline Ruddy, deputy principal of Moville Community College: ‘It’s on our children’s lips, it’s on our staff’s lips... There’s no getting away from mica’. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

At Moville Community College, everybody is talking about mica. In the staffroom and in the corridors it is the main subject of conversation; on the s(...)

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