Lisbon breaks record for maximum temperature

Portugal’s weather service said the capital reached 44C.

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Heatwave uncovers likely home of St Oliver Plunkett

The National Monuments Service has confirmed it has been contacted about another Meath archaeological find uncovered by the heatwave — the possible childhood home of St Oliver Plunkett.

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Portugal sees record temperatures as heatwave continues

Some places are expected to peak at 47C over the weekend as heat warnings were issued.

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Taking supplies for granted: Time to change stand on water

The drought has probably, or at least it should have, sharpened our awareness of how dependent we are on a reliable water supply.

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Portugal and Spain face heatwave with temperatures peaking at 47C

Temperatures are being driven higher by a hot air mass moving north from Africa.

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Holidaymakers warned as temperatures could hit 48C in Europe

Holidaymakers heading to Spain and Portugal were warned of an extreme heatwave which could see the hottest-ever temperatures recorded in continental Europe.

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Animals and crops suffer as Europe’s heatwave hits new highs

Record temperatures have caused deadly forest fires and crop failures across the continent.

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75 reports weekly of hosepipe ban breaches

Around 75 people a week are reporting breaches of the nationwide hosepipe ban, which will continue until the end of August, despite yesterday’s heavy downpours across the country.

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Climate change ‘increased odds’ of northern European heatwave

Rising temperatures caused by Man more than doubled the likelihood of the heatwave.

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The end of the heatwave? Temperatures to drop by 10 degrees

Ireland is finally set to get a break from the current heatwave with temperatures set to drop by 10°C over the coming days.

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Water restrictions to come into force in Dublin tonight

Overnight water restrictions will come into force in many areas of Dublin tonight.

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Water levels still dropping despite today's rain, says Irish Water

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is urging the public to continue to conserve water, despite rainfall across much of the country.

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Drone footage shows 'henge' uncovered by heatwave near Newgrange

The heatwave has uncovered a new historical site beside Newgrange in County Meath.

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Eoghan Murphy warns water shortages may continue to September

The Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has warned that there is a risk of water shortages in September unless there is significant rainfall soon.

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Rain hits Ireland but do not expect an end to the heatwave just yet

Ireland is set to experience some slight relief from the heatwave that has seen the country bask in sunshine for almost three weeks.

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Air Corps asks drone operators to stop flying around wildfires

Privately flown drones have been causing a problem for aerial fire-fighting operations across the country.

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Gardaí warn public not to leave pets in hot cars after dog rescued in Wicklow

Gardaí have today renewed their appeal to pet owners not to leave pets in vehicles on hot days.

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Northern hemisphere in grip of unprecedented heatwave

It is claimed the northern hemisphere is in the grip of an almost unprecedented heatwave.

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Fire crews warn against 'fire tourism' as blaze rages on in Slieve Bloom mountains

A fire in the Slieve Bloom mountains has spread to more areas today.

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Extreme fire risk warning as continuing heatwave takes its toll on farmers

The Department of Agriculture has extended its Code Red warning for 'Extreme Fire Risk' until midday next week.

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Look who firefighters rescued as they contained a large gorse fire on the Slieve Bloom Mountains

A large gorse fire on the Slieve Bloom Mountains has been contained.

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The best time to water your plants during a heatwave

When the warmer weather strikes, our gardens and outdoor spaces become a perfect oasis for rest and relaxation, writes Alastair Culham.

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Latest: Air Corps tackling 'extremely dangerous' wildfires in six counties

Dublin Fire Brigade has said five different fires in Dublin's Bushy Park last night may have been started maliciously.

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Irish Water 'could begin to exclude other uses' as country enters state of 'absolute drought'

A nationwide hosepipe ban will come into effect from tomorrow morning.

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Nationwide hosepipe ban to remain in place until the end of the month

Irish Water has announced a hosepipe ban for the whole country.

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Spike in number of children admitted to Temple Street with severe sunburn

A number of children have been admitted to hospital with severe sunburn over the past week.

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Irish Water considering extending hosepipe ban beyond Dublin

Irish Water is continuing to monitor supplies, as it considers extending the hosepipe ban beyond the Greater Dublin area.

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How to survive hot weather at work – and not fall out with colleagues

When I am too hot at work I like to open a window, retrieve an ice lolly from the kitchen and kick off my shoes, writes Craig Knight.

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Doctor's warning after six children treated for serious sunburn

Six young children have been treated for serious sunburn at Temple Street Hospital in the last 10 days.

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Latest: Water restrictions will remain 'for some time', says Housing Minister

Latest: The public has been warned that drought conditions will get worse before they get better with a "continued depletion" of water stocks.

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OPW defend decision as video emerges of Papal Cross being washed during hosepipe ban

A video has emerged of the Papal Cross in Phoenix Park being washed in the midst of a domestic hosepipe ban in Dublin.

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North enjoys warmest June since 1846

Northern Ireland enjoyed its warmest June in 172 years, according to the Armagh Observatory.

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Ten ways Irish people react to a heatwave

How often have you heard someone say it's 'too hot'?

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5 hacks to help ease chafing this summer

These are all things you can try at home, without having to spend lots of money on products.

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Video shows forest fire devastation in Sally Gap

People are being reminded to be vigilant in the sun as the heatwave continues.

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Homes evacuated as fire crews tackle forest blaze

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said 30 homes in Bethesda, Bangor, were evacuated on Tuesday morning.

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Sea swimmers urged to go to 'life-guarded' beaches

As the heatwave continues, thousands are opting to cool down at the hundreds of bathing spots along Ireland's coastline.

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Patient complains of 'tortuous' 42-degree heat in Limerick hospital

The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has called on hospital managers to act responsibly and respond to the needs of patients affected by the heatwave.

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North Cork village left without water leaves residents suffering in heatwave

A North Cork village has been suffering in the heat due to a lack of water, which one resident says is a regular occurrence.

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Latest: Irish Water deny water conservation needed due to leaky pipes

A hosepipe ban is now in operation in the Greater Dublin area as Irish Water calls urgently on the public to conserve water.

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Landscape being blighted by 'disgusting' litter as people 'enjoy' warm weather

Several areas of beauty across the country have been left blighted by litter as people take to beaches and parks to enjoy the hot weather.

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Irish Water can carry out special read of meters if water is being wasted

Irish Water has said it can do a special read of water meters if households or businesses are wasting water.

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Latest: Met Éireann issues drought warning amid 'unusual' high temperatures

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow drought warning until Friday as the warm weather is set to continue.

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Temperatures to hit 27C today as status yellow warning continues

It will be dry and sunny again today but temperatures will start dropping slightly after reaching a high of 32ºC on Thursday.

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Dublin to endure month-long 'hosepipe ban'

Latest: Irish Water has confirmed a "hosepipe ban" for the greater Dublin area from Monday.

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Frozen treats and mud baths help Dublin Zoo residents keep cool in the sunshine

Elephants, rhinos and tigers are among some of the animals cooling down with custom-made treats made from fruit, meat, vitamins and fish.

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Crumpets the latest victim of CO2 shortage

Two Warbutons bakeries are not producing any goods as a result of the crisis.

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Tea by the sea? 10 pretty outdoor cafes to try during the heatwave

This weekend, we recommend you soak up some views as well as some sunshine.

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Watch: Cameraman rushes to rescue family from Dublin Mountains fire

A cameraman working for 3News became involved in a dramatic rescue in the Dublin Mountains this week.

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Ireland you’re looking well - time to break out the 99s

The summer has finally arrived and people were quick to make the most of the glorious weather.

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