A motorist stranded on the roof of his car in flood water near Ennereilly, Co Wicklow on Monday. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is chairing a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Committee in Dublin this afternoon during which the State’s respons(...)

Flooding at Springfield, Co Clare: Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney on a fact-finding mission. Photograph: Gareth Williams/Press 22

The Government will tomorrow approve a substantial increase in funding for flood relief and a new flood forecasting service as it intensifies efforts (...)

Suggested projects to ease flooding include dredging and engineering works. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Projects to ease the flooding situation along the river Shannon may require the Government to breach EU habitats directives on wildlife, a Government (...)

The Government considers large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, Coast Guard and Civil Defence. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering a large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence to help “exhausted” volunteers dea(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned.  (Pictured above) A combination of high seas and high winds, make for a dramatic scene, at the Poolbeg lighthouse, Ringsend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned. The unsettled conditions will not change for(...)

Flooding around the Parteen Weir in Co Clare yesterday in a view looking northeast towards Killaloe. Photograph: TISC

Met Éireann has warned of the the potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week. A status yellow rain warning was issued for Cork, Kerry and(...)