It is understood that the men became stuck between the debris and branches from a fallen tree across the river.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man who was in a critical condition after a boat capsized on the River Shannon in Co Limerick has died in hospital. The man, who is fr(...)

Flood defences in Holland. Making space for floodwaters is the concept now being pursued by the Dutch becuase it affords greater protection by seeking to replicate natural processes.

Arising from the wettest December ever recorded in most parts, many of our rivers have spread across their flood plains, exposing people and propertie(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: “Rarely did we get the attention of our national broadcaster and national media generally, yet we     had severe flooding that impacted across all of Monaghan  and in Cavan.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Terms of reference for the body to oversee the river Shannon will be published next week, the Taoiseach has said. Introducing the Shannon River Basin(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams speaks on Thursday with Geraldine Quinlivan  in  Clonlara, Co Clare. Photograph: Gerry Adams via Twitter

Whistle-stop tours by politicians to flood-hit areas can be “insulting”, according to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams. Mr Adams, who met flood victi(...)

Padraig Keenan walks through floods near his home in Golden Island, Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There has been no significant increase in water levels overnight with reports river levels on the upper Shannon are beginning to stabilise and tributa(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris speaking to media after attending a meeting of the National Co-ordination Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesP

More rain fell in December than would normally fall during a whole winter, breaking records at weather stations across the country, Met Éireann has sa(...)

Irish Defence Forces help volunteers with pumps in Athlone on Sunday morning. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Twitter

Further heavy rain is forecast across the country on Sunday with many counties bracing themselves for rising river levels and flooding. The status ye(...)

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(...)

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(...)