The island's geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland. The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable climate which avoids extremes in temperature. Thick woodlands covered the island until the Middle Ages. As of 2013, the amount of land that is wooded in Ireland is about 11% of the total, compared with a European average of 35%. There are 26 extant mammal species native to Ireland. The Irish climate is very moderated and classified as oceanic. As a result, winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area. However, summers are cooler than those in Continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A prisoner was transferred from Great Britain to the Republic of Ireland by private jet at a cost to the taxpayer of almost £6,000, it has been revealed. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) paid the sum to a jet charter firm last year for what it described as a “prisoner transfer”.
Our fascination with the nefarious antics of private jet-loving ‘Simon Leviev’ ensured that has been Ireland’s second most watched movie on Netflix this year.It seems a strange paradox that our love of high roller TV content comes at a time when so many of us are struggling.
Her dream to return to the top European level with Ireland remained as she moved to Melbourne, playing first with the Sunbury Jets in 2017 before joining her current club WaverlyFalcons.Involvement with Ireland was interrupted because of the international programme’s ...
The trip to Ireland is about to get a lot easier ... In the 1970s, she moved back to Ireland, where she met her husband and had three kids ... There’s no bad time to visit Ireland, as even in the winter months, the jet stream keeps the climate very temperate, so even from November through March the temperatures are in the 40s and 50s.
The warmer than usual weather currently being experienced in Ireland and across Europe raises important questions ... The jet stream has been meandering further north over Ireland than typical for the time of year, pulling in the plume of warm air from western Europe, and resulting in the warmer than expected weather.
UK temperatures are "exceptionally mild" for the time of year, with Scotland and NorthernIreland having the warmest November night on record ... Meteorologists say the mild weather is the result of a powerful jet stream bringing warm air up from the south ... Graph showing temperatures recorded in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
A number of residents and a local SDLP councillor have reported both seeing and hearing a number of RAF jets flying low around counties Down and Tyrone... "Two fighter jets flying very low over Coalisland,” he wrote ... “Four fighter jets just flew past my window (in NorthernIreland) ... Latest Northern Ireland.
A number of residents and a local SDLP councillor have reported both seeing and hearing a number of RAF jets flying low around counties Down and Tyrone... "Two fighter jets flying very low over Coalisland,” he wrote ... “Four fighter jets just flew past my window (in NorthernIreland).
Residents and a local SDLP councillor have reported seeing and hearing RAF jets flying low around parts of NorthernIreland. Reports on social media said the jets were heard on Friday morning in various places, including Cookstown, Larne and Coalisland... “Four fighter jets just flew past my window (in Northern Ireland) ... Latest Northern Ireland.
A fire that extensively damaged an Orange hall in Magherafelt is being treated as a hate crime, police have said ... The NorthernIrelandFire & RescueService said firefighters were called to Ballynougher Orange Hall at 4.52pm on Sunday ... Firefighters used four jets to extinguish the fire,” it said in a statement. Most Read ... Latest Northern Ireland ... .
As the national side jets off to Ireland, several key Springboks will be withdrawn for the URC local derbies this weekend. The Stormers have let us in on who is available for their clash against the Lions on Saturday ... .
In perhaps the most extreme display of accommodating the players, LIVGolf changed the dates of its Portland event to end on Saturday when it was learned that more than a dozen players had previously signed up to play in the two-day JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor (site of the 2027 Ryder Cup) in Ireland the following Monday.
Two players are in line for their senior international debuts, as Ireland head coach JamesWeldon names a 17-strong extended senior women's squad for their upcoming FIBAWomen’s EuroBasket 2023 Qualifier with the Netherlands... Weldon hands a recall to veteran forward Orla O’Reilly, who last played for Ireland at this level in 2009.