Heatwave in Europe not putting off holiday makers as wet weather continues

By Róise Collins THE EXTREME weather being reported in many of our favourite European holiday destinations is not putting people off travelling abroad for a holiday, local travel agents have reported, as the rain continues to fall at home. Emma McHugh from Atlantic Travel said that the heat wave currently gripping Europe has not stopped Donegal […]

Yellow thunderstorms warning issued for Donegal

A YELLOW warning has been issued for thunderstorms in Donegal.  The warning comes into action from 12 noon today until 10pm tonight. Met Eireann are advising of localised slow-moving showers with heavy downpours, potential thunderstorms and a chance of hail. Advertisement   They warn the thunderstorms could result in localised flooding and difficult travelling conditions. […]

IFA encourage farmers to be SunSmart

As the Irish weather becomes increasingly warmer over the summer months, IFA National Farm Family and Social Affairs Chair Alice Doyle is encouraging farmers to protect their skin from sun and reduce risk of skin cancer as they work outdoors. “Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland with almost 13,000 cases […]

HSE urges people to be sunsmart during heatwave

As we head into the June bank holiday weekend, the HSE National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and Healthy Ireland are raising awareness of the steps you and your family can take to protect your skin from the sun and reduce your risk of skin cancer in Ireland. Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing and […]

Picture special: Enjoying a day out in Rathmullan

Rathmullan looked more like a Greek Island as crowds enjoyed the near 30 degree heat beside a sparkling sea. People from Buncrana and Derry took advantage of the ferry to make the crossing in glorious sunshine, while holiday home owners from Dublin and Killarney hosted friends who saw Donegal at its very best. Children enjoyed […]

Weather advisory warning as temperatures set to soar

Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather advisory warning for Ireland as temperatures are set to soar in the upcoming days. Met Éireann said Ireland will experience a hot spell beginning Sunday and continuing into early next week. “Day time temperatures will widely reach the high twenties, possibly exceeding 30 degrees in some locations. Advertisement “Remaining […]

ISPCA appeal to pet owners during hot weather

WITH temperatures across the county soaring the ISPCA has issued advice for pet owners on how to keep their pets safe during the heatwave. They are advising pet owners to be mindful that pets can quickly become dehydrated and overheat. It is best to walk dogs early in the morning and late in the evening […]