The open letter was penned to highlight issues around climate change

Call for citizen-led climate change process

12 Feb Twenty-nine leading Irish academics have published an open letter to all political parties and election candidates calling for decisive commitments on climate action.

Snow accumulates on vehicles parked along a street in Washington

Eastern US engulfed by massive snow storm

23 Jan A winter storm dumped 60 cm (two feet) of snow on the suburbs of Washington DC before moving on to Philadelphia and New York, paralysing road, rail and airline travel along the US East Coast.

A member of the secret service clears snow off a police car outside the White House in Washington

'Potentially crippling' storm hits US northeast

22 Jan An expanding winter storm has hit the US states of Arkansas, Tennessee and Kentucky with snow, sleet and freezing as Washington, DC, and much of the east coast braced for blizzard conditions could drop up to 76cm of snow.

Kiltartan church in south Galway is surrounded by flood waters (Pic: Sean Brady)

Warning issued as river levels set to rise

30 Dec The Government is to call all of the agencies involved with the River Shannon to a meeting next week in an effort to find solutions to flooding in the river's catchment areas.

Flood waters rise on Micheál Cahill's farm in Kiltartan, south Galway

Heightened risk of flooding as river levels rise

27 Dec Limerick County Council has warned there is a heightened risk of flooding during the coming days, arising from Met Éireann's forecast for heavy rain and the ESB's decision to increase the spill rate at Parteen Weir.

A school is used as an evacuation centre in Legaspi

750,000 evacuated as typhoon hits Philippines

14 Dec Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from the central Philippines this morning as a typhoon with winds of up to 150km/h made landfall, dumping heavy rain that authorities have warned could cause flooding, landslides and storm surges.