Fine Gael councillor Pádraig Conneely called for the immediate removal of the stone, saying it had no planning permission and that it was “republican propaganda”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway’s city manager is “reviewing” the unauthorised installation of a 1916 monument at Mervue following an appeal from local residents. The Mervue (...)

A photograph taken from an Air Corps helicopter showing flooding in Co Galway. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

People visiting flooded areas on boats and trying to take pictures present a “hazard” to emergency services trying to deal with the floods, it emerged(...)

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 (...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

Ministers Heather Humphreys and Simon Harris with the Taoiseach and Mayor Tom Farrell on their way to Carrick O’Brien in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spent yesterday visiting regions affected by the extensive flooding that has occurred over the past month. After criticism from(...)

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(...)

Flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Harry McGee

Met Éireann on Thursday night has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Counties Cork and Kerry, cautioning that 25mm to 35mm of rain should be (...)

Czech Airlines’ decision to pull out of Cork route left reader out of pocket and uninsured

Last year Joe Kirk changed his travel insurance provider to Laya. “I had been using JustCover.ie for many years. However, as my health insurance wa(...)

Oriel Windfarm managing director Brian Britton, Gaelectric chief executive Brendan McGrath and NISA Project Manager Dr Mark Coughlan. The renewable energy companies have announced plans to jointly develop a major offshore wind energy hub in the North Irish Sea.

Oriel Windfarm and Gaelectric are to invest €80 million developing an offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) will(...)

A gale of opprobrium blew up over comments by economist Colm McCarthy deriding any further investment in wind energy

Colm McCarthy, the clever but contrarian UCD economist, doesn’t mince his words. He prefers instead to mince the targets of his ire, which last weeken(...)