A solitary figure battles with high wind and waves , on the Great South Wall, at Poolbeg last December.  Insurance claims relating to storm damage and flooding last winter was about €156 million, according to the Irish Insurance Federation. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of insurance claims arising from damage caused by storms and flooding last winter is estimated at €156 million, according to the Irish Insura(...)

Eircom said it hoped the vast majority of faults would be repaired before the end of next week. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Some 4,000 Eircom customers are still waiting to have their phone lines repaired, five weeks after Storm Darwin struck on February 12th. (...)

 Minister of State for forestry Tom Hayes said most of the fallen  wood could be salvaged and  sawmills had ample capacity to process the fallen trees over the next eight to 10 months.      Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

It has been estimated that up to 7.5 million trees have fallen in forests following the s(...)

A man battles the wind in Dublin during Storm Darwin on Wednesday.   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The ESB said this evening that up to 25,000 customers are likely to remain without power tonight following storm Darwin.   Crews resto(...)

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 (...)