Lines down at Turvey Avenue in Donabate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade

Western counties face another battering from high winds on Monday as Met Éireann warned Storm Henry would bring gusts as high as 130km/h. Several hu(...)

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A father has questioned Rescue 115 response times after his nine year old son fell from cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way and later died. Aaron O’Fl(...)

Aerial photograph of flooding damage in Athlone in early January 2016. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

A number of roads in north and southeast Clare have reopened as water levels continue to recede following widespread flooding across the country earli(...)

Marek Skiba (51), orignially from Poland, was described during his funeral Mass at the St Peter and Paul Cathedral in Ennis (pictured) on Monday as ‘a soft soul who only wanted a beautiful ordinary life’. Image: Google Streetview.

A funeral has been held for a man who died in Co Clare on Christmas Day but remained in a mortuary for more than a fortnight as there was no money to (...)

The National Co-ordination Group met  on Monday to review the flooding crisis around the country and the response of the emergency services to it.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Water levels on the lower River Shannon are now 500mm lower than they were at their peak during the Christmas period, Clare County Council confirmed o(...)

Broadcaster Joe Duffy told radio listeners that comic Brendan O’Carroll (above) had contacted the show and offered to cover the costs of a homeless Polish man’s funeral. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Comedian Brendan O’Carroll has volunteered to cover the funeral costs of a man who has been lying in a morgue since he was found dead in Ennis, Co Cla(...)

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(...)

Fire crews attempt to pump flood water from the Dungourney Road, adjacent to the Lauriston estate, in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Shannon Homeowners who have borne the brunt of the floodwaters in Springfield, Co Clare, have asked the Government “not to forget” them. Residents(...)

Dr Garret FitzGerald: in July 1985,  he received a letter written in French about “le film pornographic Hail Mary” was sent, from Knock, Co Mayo. His private secretary asked: “Should we reply in English, French or not at all?”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Concerns that a sex-shop chain would open branches in the Republic prompted strongly worded letters to Charlie Haughey and Garret FitzGerald from the(...)

 Additional sandbags are placed around Ann Connolly’s house as flood waters rise at Ballinstague, Gort, on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Areas along the Shannon and Lee rivers are braced for more flooding over the coming days with Storm Frank due to bring heavy rain and strong winds acr(...)