# irene - Wednesday 28 December, 2011
Last year saw a number of major natural disasters strike, including earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand and Turkey, volcanic eruptions in Chile and Iceland, and severe tropical storms in Asia.
# irene - Monday 29 August, 2011
The death toll from Hurricane Irene has risen to 35 across ten states. Authorities are working to clear the storm damage and restore power to almost 8 million homes and businesses.
Billions of dollars worth of damage was caused by the hurricane, now downgraded to a tropical storm as New York returns to normal.
# irene - Sunday 28 August, 2011
In your Sunday Fix: Joan Burton has strong words for the banks; the latest on the storms hitting the US east coast; John Halligan on the presidency; and glory for the Boys in Blue…
Residents return to their homes along the east coast as New York dealt with the effects of the tropical storm.
Irene has now been downgraded to a tropical storm as it heads northwards with authorities currently dealing with its aftermath.
Tucker Barnes went to extraordinary and some might say unnecessary lengths to cover Hurricane Irene.
Everything you need to know as you ease yourself into Sunday morning…
Two million people are without electricity on the east coast as high winds and rough seas take at least ten lives…
# irene - Saturday 27 August, 2011
Over two million people are affected by evacuation orders as Hurricane Irene heads for land off the eastern sea board of the United States.
# irene - Friday 26 August, 2011
All the day’s news: Dublin Fire Brigade unions head for the LRC, Anglo’s last ever accounts, New York prepares for evacuation, and more success for Shamrock Rovers and Conor Niland…
“All indications point to this being a historic hurricane,” US President Barack Obama said today, calling on residents to heed hurricane warnings.
# irene - Thursday 25 August, 2011
A hurricane watch has been issued for the outer banks of North Carolina which means hurricane conditions could hit the US east coast within 36 hours.