The centenary of the 1916 Rising will be long remembered by this generation of school children, mainly because it coincides with a three week break. (...)

Marcus Lawler, who took the men’s 200m title at the National Senior Indoor Championships in Athlone on Sunday. Photograph:  Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

A stadium record for Marcus Lawler provided a suitable climax to the National Indoor Championships in Athlone, the Carlow sprinter clocking 20.96 se(...)

Jim Casey of the OPW said all its gauges across the Shannon recorded a drop in water levels of up to 7cm over the last 48 hours, but emphasised the situation remains severe in areas such as Athlone (above, January 5th), where the Shannon remains 2cm above its 2009 peak. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

River levels continue to fall across much of the country, but Wednesday night’s heavy rain brought fresh flooding to houses in Co Wicklow. Parts of (...)

Carmel Rourke making her way throughPortavolla housing estate in Bangher, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

The town most affected by this month’s flooding could be protected at a fraction of the cost of other flood prevention schemes, according to initial (...)

A  wave break over the promenade at Tramore, Co Waterford at high tide earlier this week as Storm Frank unleashed its full power. Photograph: Noel Browne

A number of communities remain on flood alert with further bands of heavy rain expected to move across the State in the coming days. Met Éireann la(...)

Ross Castle, Killarney National Park. Widespread rain and gail-force winds are expected as Storm Frank hits the country. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Western, southern and midlands counties are braced for a battering over the coming days with strong winds, high tides and heavy rain expected across t(...)

Flood defences in the Deerpark area of Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Peak water level has now been reached across the Shannon but there was a slight rise in Athlone over the last 24 hours, according to the National Co-o(...)

Flooding  this week along the banks of the Shannon river near Athlone town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Westmeath County Council has placed two families in alternative accommodation as flooding continues to threaten parts of Athlone town. While the fa(...)

Mr Justice Gerard Hogan said he “struggled to speak with any degree of moderation” in relation to an episode when two ACC Loan Management representatives demanded  deeds at the Athlone office of Orla Cummins.

Two bank representatives behaved inappropriately and made “outrageous” allegations in a solicitor’s office before being told to leave by gardaí, a Cou(...)

Gardaí have made further arrests in connection with two violent incidents in the Athlone area on Wednesday.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating two violent incidents in the Athlone on Wednesday have charged four men, all under the age of 18, in relation to the attacks. T(...)