The winds were the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo (Pic: NOAA)

Transport services disrupted by strong winds

21 Oct Strong to gale force winds swept across the country last night and this morning, as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo brought gusts of up to 120km/h to some exposed areas.

Large waves hit the coastline ahead of Cyclone Hudhud making its expected landfall in Visakhapatnam

Major cyclone makes landfall in India

12 Oct Cyclone Hudhud hit India's eastern seaboard with gusts of up to 195kp/h, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and killing at least five people despite a major evacuation effort.

The customers still affected are located mainly on the south coast

Up to 600 without power after storms

09 Oct ESB Networks says it hopes to have power restored this evening to all customers affected by lightning strikes during storms in the south of the country.

Heavy rain and high winds are forecast for later today

Weather warnings issued by Met Éireann

04 Oct Met Éireann has issued weather warnings for this evening and tonight with high winds forecast in much of the country and heavy rain expected nationwide.

Residents are rescued by police and rescue volunteers during the floods in Manila

Thousands return home following Philippine typhoon

20 Sep Thousands of people displaced by floods triggered by tropical storm Fung-Wong returned to their mud-caked homes in the Philippine capital of Manila, as the death toll from the disaster rose to five.

The region has been hit by record-breaking rainfall

France hit by record-breaking rainfall

30 Sep France has declared a state of natural disaster in about 60 southern towns hit by torrential downpours, which also left the Mediterranean city of Montpellier under water.

Rescue services worked through the night in Lamalou-les-Bains

Five killed in French flash flood

18 Sep Five people died when storms turned a peaceful river that bordered their camping site in southern France into a raging torrent that swept them away.

The resorts in Los Cabos are popular with American tourists

Hurricane Odile hits Mexican resort

15 Sep Hurricane Odile has whipped through the beach resorts of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, causing chaos as it uprooted trees, downed power lines and smashed shop windows, sparking looting.

A hawksbill sea turtle swims near the reed off Lady Elliot Island

Poor outlook for Great Barrier Reef

13 Aug Climate change remains the most serious threat to the Great Barrier Reef and the outlook for the natural wonder is "poor", an Australian government report has warned.

Portmarnock Beach is among those to have restrictions lifted

'No swimming' notice for Co Wicklow beach

07 Aug Wicklow County Council has issued a "do not swim" notice for Brittas Bay South, while Fingal County Council has lifted restrictions on some designated bathing areas.

Portrane beach is one of those affected

Water warnings over beaches in Dublin and Wicklow

05 Aug Fingal County Council has advised the public not to swim at 12 beaches because of worries over the water quality, while Wicklow County Council has issued an advisory notice about the quality of bathing water in Bray.