Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at Sunday’s Easter Rising centenary commemorations in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Easter Rising commemorations struck the right note in terms of dignity and inclusivity and reflected how much Ireland as a state and as a populati(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone Town as seen from a helicopter on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The river Shannon is expected to swell further in coming days with heavy rain set to pose a heightened risk of flooding for roads and properties in We(...)

Musician Mike Hogan and sons Mark and Sean are rescued from their home in Springfield, Clonlara, Co Clare. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Residents and businesses have been warned water levels along the lower Shannon are continuing to rise steadily, and they may face further flooding ove(...)

An Air Corp aerial photograph of flooding in the Ballyhaunis area in Co Mayo. Image: Airman Jamie Martin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has apologised for not visiting some of the areas worst hit by recent flooding in the aftermath of Storm Desmond. In an intervi(...)

 Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The River Shannon catchment area could experience its worst flooding in 20 years over the coming days as water levels continue to rise from the impact(...)

Ivan Vaughan (who played with the Platermen under the name Simon Scott) died during a storm at the weekend in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Courtest of IrishShowBands.com

The body of a man, believed to have been trapped in his car on a flooded road, has been found in Co Monaghan. Singer Ivan Vaughan – who performed wi(...)

Alan Markham: in action for Clare in his playing days.

A 19-year-old Ennis man was yesterday jailed for two years for robbing former Clare hurler Alan Markham of €75.In Christmas 2013, the Munster senior t(...)

An 18-year old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack walked free from court yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

An 18-year-old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler, Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack yesterday walked free from court.In (...)

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 (...)

Pedestrians battle the wind and rain on Patrick’s Bridge in Cork during Wednesday’s storm. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The political response to the prolonged bout of severe weather which has included eight storms since Christmas has had local, national and EU d(...)