Two bodies have been recovered from the river Lee in Cork city by Naval Service divers. Photograph: stock image

Having somewhere to call home is important to help people address whatever other challenges they may face, a campaigner against homelessness has de(...)

The proposed flood relief scheme, which will take about three years to complete, is designed to prevent a repeat of the 2009 fluvial flood.

The biggest flood relief scheme ever carried out in Ireland, costing between €40 million and €60 million and aimed at preventing flooding in Cork ci(...)

Localised flooding  near Clarehall in Dublin during the stormy weather last winter. This afternoon a number of areas in Cork city experienced flash flooding after heavy downpours coincided with high tide.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A number of areas in Cork city experienced flash flooding this afternoon after heavy downpours coincided with high tide causing the River Lee to overf(...)

The swim became an enormous attraction for the people of Cork in the early part of the last century but 1914 marked the first year that the race took place. Photograph: Irish Examiner

War clouds may have been gathering over Europe but in the balmy summer of 1914 a group of intrepid swimmers took to the river Lee to establish what ha(...)

A legal action to decide if the Electricity Supply Board must bear any liabilityfor damage inflicted by floods that affected large parts of Cork city (...)

Vernon Mount, a large 18th century villa with an unusual curved exterior. Photograph: Irish Georgian Society

Why is it of interest? Vernon Mount is a late 18th century villa south of Cork city with panoramic views of the estuary(...)

A body which has not yet been formally identified being recovered at Sheep’s Head, West Cork, on Monday of this week. The  Deckers family’s holiday home is in the foreground. Photograph: Emma Jervis

The families of two Dutch men feared drowned in Co Cork have arrived on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula as searchers this morning resumed the search(...)

Analysis shows relatively small rises in tide levels can have huge effect on extent of flooding in Cork city centre. Photograph:  Ger McCarthy

A tidal barrier across Cork Harbour has been ruled out by experts drawing up a plan to prevent a repeat of last week’s flooding in Cork city centre.Ac(...)

A woman walks through flood water in Cork city last week. The city is considering a plan to spend up to €100 million on measures including erecting up to 12km of protective barriers on the city’s quays. Photograph: PA Wire

A major flood relief scheme for Cork costing up to €100 million and aimed at preventing a repeat of this week’s severe flooding in the city will co(...)

Managing flooding

There were young people kayaking through floodwaters on St Patrick’s Street in Cork on Tuesday night. Yet despite the inundation of shops, cafés and o(...)