Flooded fields at Shannonbridge Co  Offaly last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week, with the possibility of orange rain warnings for the south and southwest, according to(...)

 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(...)

Responding to the 2009 swine flu pandemic cost the State over €70 million in anti-virals, vaccines and specialist equipment, according to a new (...)