Local people  are working relentlessly to maintain defences to stop flooding on the closed main Galway to Limerick road from entering houses at Labane, above, January 1st, 2016. The area can be bypassed a short distance from the flooded road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The safety of the country’s roads will be under threat from “potentially lethal” black ice in coming days as temperatures drop on flooded ground, Met (...)

A dog stands on sandbags outside her home following a visit from Taoiseach Enda Kenny to  Carrickobrien in Athlone, Co Westmeath.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ministers who are responsible for responding to the flooding crisis have been asked by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to provide a series of new proposals to h(...)

Emergency workers remove a car in the area of Corbally in Limerick city Ireland, as flooding continues along the banks of the River Shannon. Photograph. PA

Compensation for owners of uninsured small businesses affected by flooding will be paid before Christmas, Minister of State for the Office of Public W(...)

A section of a 2km line of sandbags along the Shannon river at St Mary’s Park, Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

More funds will be needed to help repair damage to public infrastructure after one of the worst storms to hit the country in decades wreaked havoc (...)

Pedestrians battle the wind and rain on Patrick’s Bridge in Cork during Wednesday’s storm. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The political response to the prolonged bout of severe weather which has included eight storms since Christmas has had local, national and EU d(...)

Fianna Fáil social protection spokesman Willie O’Dea: ‘the group should have been much more visible in the past month.’ Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The Government has defended the decision of the National Emergency Coordination Group not to hold until yesterday its first plenary meeting in respons(...)