Eileen Cleary with her daughter Leona (3) and nine-month-old son Ricko: The family, along with 10 others, has been given until at least Tuesday evening to vacate the site. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Traveller families with 15 young children who were facing eviction from an unauthorised site in Galway have been given a temporary reprieve, following(...)

Brian Walsh: Thanked for his service to the House.  Photograph: The Irish Times

Fine Gael Galway West TD Brian Walsh has resigned his Dáil seat on medical grounds. Mr Walsh announced last November he was standing down as a candi(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Lough Derg RNLI go to assist a horse stranded in flood water. A bucket of oats was used  to coax the animal in.

A young horse which slipped into a flooded river on New Year’s Day has been rescued from Lough Derg by the RNLI lifeboat. The animal was spotted stru(...)

 BEFORE: Ann Connolly’s house  at Ballinastague, Co Galway,  on Monday of this   week with sandbags  in place in a bid to stem floodwaters.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

South Galway and parts of Mayo are once again bearing the brunt of this winter’s sixth storm, with river gauges set to continue rising over coming day(...)

A swollen River Shannon in Athlone after Storm Desmond hit the area earlier in December 2015. File photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA Wire

The State will have to double its current expenditure on flood defence as it is becoming a very serious economic issue rather than just a social one, (...)

Island Ferries objects to collecting the passenger dues, levied by Galway County Council to pay for operational costs of the €50 million harbour extension on Inis Mór. Photograph: The Irish Times

Aran islanders have called on Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh to ensure a guaranteed year-round ferry service to Inis Mór. The Gov(...)

Tourists arriving back on the mainland after a ferry trip to Inis Mór. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh has urged the “various stakeholders” to find a solution to the threatened cut in the sole winter fe(...)

 Ferry services in the west of Ireland. File photograph: Frank Miller

Aran islanders face losing the sole ferry service to and from Inis Mór from mid-January, following a Supreme Court ruling on harbour charges. Residen(...)