The HSE’s primary advice is to completely avoid flood waters where possible. However, if it is deemed  necessary to enter an area of possible contamination, people are asked to wear protective clothing such as rubber boots and waterproof clothes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE has urged members of the public to take adequate precautions to avoid injury and illness when coming into contact with flood waters. In most (...)

Belgians Marie van den Hende (left) and Laurence Cosse at the summer camp held at Clongowes Wood College, Co Kildare, this week. Photograph: Frank Miller

They came from Beirut, New York and everywhere in between. They arrived by bus and plane, some in wheelchairs and some with crutches. More than 500 pe(...)