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Two dead as typhoon bears down on Japanese mainland
# Typhoon Neoguri
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# Typhoon Neoguri

Two dead as typhoon bears down on Japanese mainland

Jul 9th 2014, 3:31 PM 4,884 Views 2 Comments

Officials said Neoguri would bring torrential rain and warned of the risk of flooding and landslides, after the storm.

Global Wind Day: Wind meeting 2% more electricty demand than last year
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# Turbines

Global Wind Day: Wind meeting 2% more electricty demand than last year

Jun 15th 2014, 1:14 PM 6,334 Views 77 Comments

Members of the public have been granted access to a number of wind farms to mark the day.

Is this that thing they call "summer"? Temperatures to soar to 20 degrees
# Here Comes (some) Sun
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# Here Comes (some) Sun

Is this that thing they call "summer"? Temperatures to soar to 20 degrees

May 16th 2014, 7:18 AM 20,549 Views 24 Comments

However, there will be moderate winds in some areas. Sorry.

Stay inside, lads. Outside isn't worth it
# Weatherwatch
# Weatherwatch

Stay inside, lads. Outside isn't worth it

Apr 26th 2014, 11:53 AM 25,426 Views 30 Comments

Those in Cork, Kerry and Waterford should be prepared for the worst of the rain.

Remember that mad weather in 1997? It could be back again this year...
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# El Nino

Remember that mad weather in 1997? It could be back again this year...

Apr 15th 2014, 11:00 PM 84,895 Views 52 Comments

The “El Niño” climate phenomenon has reared its head once more.

It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan
# Shelved
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# Shelved

It's official: The Government has cancelled its Midlands wind energy export plan

Apr 13th 2014, 11:56 AM 19,836 Views 260 Comments

Ireland and the UK couldn’t agree on a final deal.

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first
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# Column

Column: Will fracking be added to our energy mix? Ireland has questions to answer first

Mar 29th 2014, 12:00 PM 183 Views 74 Comments

Until we have an honest discussion about the limited number of energy choices available – and the risks and rewards of each – we will remain entirely at the mercy of global forces, writes Alice Whittaker.

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report
# Energy
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# Energy

There is a low-cost alternative to Grid25 pylon project, finds new report

Mar 27th 2014, 7:34 PM 11,060 Views 69 Comments

ReThink Pylons is calling again on the Irish Government to re-examine its energy policy and Grid25 projects.

Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan
# In Doubt
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# In Doubt

Rabbitte set to face questions on 'shelving' of UK wind export plan

Mar 9th 2014, 2:49 PM 12,027 Views 105 Comments

The plan would see up to 1,000 turbines constructed in Ireland but negotiations on this with the UK appear to have stalled.

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem
# Good As New
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# Good As New

Column: Giving local communities a financial stake could solve our energy problem

Mar 4th 2014, 7:16 PM 43 Views 14 Comments

Project developers would do well to take note of cognitive biases such as the magnificently named ‘endowment effect’ – meaning our tendency to overvalue something because we own it, writes Clare Taylor.

Surprise, surprise! Last winter was the wettest winter since records began
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# Wet Wet Wet

Surprise, surprise! Last winter was the wettest winter since records began

Mar 3rd 2014, 7:39 PM 13,830 Views 29 Comments

According to Met Éireann’s Winter summary report, rainfalls were well over the long-term average all across the country.

Batten down the hatches (again): more bad weather on the way
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# Biblical

Batten down the hatches (again): more bad weather on the way

Feb 25th 2014, 7:29 AM 26,861 Views 38 Comments

Don’t get blown away.

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland
# Turbines
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# Turbines

These five graphs dig into the figures behind wind energy in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2014, 8:45 AM 28,396 Views 276 Comments

Figures show that wind power generation did not meet forecast electricity generator 58 per cent of the time over the past five years.

190,000 still without power... Many could remain offline for "a number of days"
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# Morning After

190,000 still without power... Many could remain offline for "a number of days"

Feb 13th 2014, 7:25 AM 21,304 Views 75 Comments

And we haven’t seen the last of the stormy weather either…

Highest wave ever recorded off Kinsale coast
# Surfs Up
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# Surfs Up

Highest wave ever recorded off Kinsale coast

Feb 12th 2014, 10:45 PM 74,655 Views 52 Comments

The wave height reached 25 metres, far surpassing the previous record of 23.4.

The huge storm looming over Ireland is in the shape of a question mark
# Questionable Weather
# Questionable Weather

The huge storm looming over Ireland is in the shape of a question mark

Feb 12th 2014, 2:21 PM 33,331 Views 46 Comments

It’s pretty menacing.

RED ALERT: Highest level weather warning active in Kerry and Cork
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RED ALERT: Highest level weather warning active in Kerry and Cork

Feb 12th 2014, 6:28 AM 36,755 Views 59 Comments

A secondary ‘orange alert’ is in place in a number of other coastal counties.

Orange Alert: More "violent gusts" at coasts as new storm bears down on the West
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# Storm Watch

Orange Alert: More "violent gusts" at coasts as new storm bears down on the West

Feb 11th 2014, 8:07 AM 16,653 Views 19 Comments

The new system is set to hit tomorrow morning.

Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year
# 1866 MW
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# 1866 MW

Renewable energy met 42% of our electricity demand on one day last year

Feb 9th 2014, 8:00 AM 13,298 Views 97 Comments

The amount contributed to the grid was the highest recorded.

11 indications that winter is actually sucking the life out of you
# Winter Is Pain
# Winter Is Pain

11 indications that winter is actually sucking the life out of you

Feb 5th 2014, 1:00 PM 28,015 Views 25 Comments

GO AWAY, WEATHER.

More flood warnings as Atlantic storm makes its way to Irish shores
# Batten Down The Hatches
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# Batten Down The Hatches

More flood warnings as Atlantic storm makes its way to Irish shores

Feb 4th 2014, 8:07 AM 25,326 Views 34 Comments

Another storm swell is on its way bringing wet and windy weather.

"A very grim situation": Further flooding expected this morning at high tide
# Storm Bridget
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# Storm Bridget

"A very grim situation": Further flooding expected this morning at high tide

Feb 3rd 2014, 7:58 AM 19,685 Views 32 Comments

Met Éireann’s orange weather warning is due to remain in place until 3pm today.

Weather warning remains in place with further storm and flood risks
# Not Over Yet
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# Not Over Yet

Weather warning remains in place with further storm and flood risks

Feb 2nd 2014, 5:49 PM 20,736 Views 8 Comments

Don’t get rid of those sand bags just yet.

The country has enough photos of waves crashing over piers --- Coast Guard
# Storm Warning
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# Storm Warning

The country has enough photos of waves crashing over piers --- Coast Guard

Feb 1st 2014, 9:00 AM 29,878 Views 25 Comments

Anyone planning on braving today’s storm to capture images of the dramatic weather is being urged to think again.

Get ready, Ireland... Tonight's storm warning's been extended to cover the whole country
# No Escape
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# No Escape

Get ready, Ireland... Tonight's storm warning's been extended to cover the whole country

Jan 31st 2014, 12:48 PM 30,842 Views 30 Comments

Met Éireann’s warning of winds of up to 130km. Higher than normal tides mean there’s a strong threat of flooding.

Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplaning all hazards as storm approaches
# Hold Onto Your Hats
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# Hold Onto Your Hats

Falling debris, veering vehicles and aquaplaning all hazards as storm approaches

Jan 31st 2014, 7:45 AM 20,953 Views 25 Comments

Winds gusting 100 to 130 km/h are expect to hit Atlantic counties later tonight.

The wind and rain has ruined lots of people's weekends
# Stormy Weather
# Stormy Weather

The wind and rain has ruined lots of people's weekends

Jan 26th 2014, 5:00 PM 4,782 Views 2 Comments

Curse you, wind!

'Stay away from the coast': Warnings issued as storm expected to hit hardest today
# Orange Alert
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# Orange Alert

'Stay away from the coast': Warnings issued as storm expected to hit hardest today

Jan 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 25,066 Views 18 Comments

Winds of up to 130km/h are set to combine with high seas, leading to an increased risk of flooding, especially along coasts.

Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United States
# Polar Vortex
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# Polar Vortex

Temperatures colder than Mars cause 21 deaths across the United States

Jan 8th 2014, 10:00 AM 26,016 Views 53 Comments

The extreme cold weather is causing chaos across the United States and Canada as temperatures plunge as low as -37 degrees Celsius.

Weather warning lifted as the worst of Storm Christine passes
# Stormwatch
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# Stormwatch

Weather warning lifted as the worst of Storm Christine passes

Jan 7th 2014, 7:46 AM 10,670 Views 12 Comments

Stormy conditions which persist this morning are forecast to weaken later today.

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather
# Storm
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# Storm

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather

Jan 6th 2014, 3:30 PM 8,413 Views 12 Comments

If you’re reading this while driving, we advise you to pull over.

Extra funding for flood-hit areas 'inevitable' --- Hayes
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# Storm Watch

Extra funding for flood-hit areas 'inevitable' --- Hayes

Jan 6th 2014, 2:03 PM 4,595 Views 13 Comments

OPW minister Brian Hayes said that a decision on extra funding would be made once Cabinet received a briefing on problems in each local authority area.

Man dies as storms batter UK
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# Stormwatch

Man dies as storms batter UK

Jan 5th 2014, 6:45 PM 18,720 Views 12 Comments

The 47-year-old’s mobility scooter fell into the River Thames.

From floods to freezing: Weather turns bitter with temperatures set to drop
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# Stormwatch

From floods to freezing: Weather turns bitter with temperatures set to drop

Jan 4th 2014, 7:43 PM 60,319 Views 67 Comments

As wintry showers continue in parts, snow is expected on high ground but could affect low-lying regions.

Photos of the best and worst weather in Ireland this year
# Weatherwatch
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# Weatherwatch

Photos of the best and worst weather in Ireland this year

Dec 31st 2013, 7:15 AM 25,885 Views 32 Comments

It’s been some year. Half the time we don’t know what to be wearing.

It's not over yet: Thunderstorms to ring in the new year
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# Weather

It's not over yet: Thunderstorms to ring in the new year

Dec 29th 2013, 9:18 AM 31,689 Views 24 Comments

Batten down the hatches, there’s a storm a comin’.

Going, going, almost gone...most of the country waking up to a calm morning
# Stormwatch
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# Stormwatch

Going, going, almost gone...most of the country waking up to a calm morning

Dec 28th 2013, 8:33 AM 14,738 Views 13 Comments

However, Met Éireann predicts unsettled weather over the next seven days.

Here's the evidence that trampolines aren't scary at ALL
# Bouncing Back
# Bouncing Back

Here's the evidence that trampolines aren't scary at ALL

Dec 27th 2013, 10:30 PM 3,209 Views 1 Comment

Blame the wind, not the trampolines.

Firefighters to the rescue as the letter 'e' almost blows off Heineken building
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# Heroes

Firefighters to the rescue as the letter 'e' almost blows off Heineken building

Dec 27th 2013, 2:58 PM 40,657 Views 92 Comments

The area surrounding O’Connell Bridge House has been closed while the emergency services attend.