Weather forecast

Showers in the north and northwest of the country, and for the first half of the night. Lowest temperatures reaching 7°C to 11°C.

Met Éireann predicts that Saturday will start dry, with some isolated showers and sunny spells in east Munster and Leinster.

However, the west and northwest of the country will be subjected to persistent showers as the day continues.

Highest temperatures of 14°C to 18°C.

In the news

  • Kerry Group has announced that its milk price will remain unchanged for August.
  • It looks like raincoats and wellies will be needed for this year's National Ploughing Championships.
  • Over 20% of forestry licences granted for Leitrim, Roscommon and Galway.
  • The dry weather over the summer months had caused water levels to recede at Blessington lakes in Wicklow, revealing a secret.

  • Coillte has announced the sale of the share it owns in wind farms for €136.1m to Greencoat Renewables.