Cars in the flooded car park  at Seapoint, Salthill, Galway, following the gales and high tides on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The insurance sector has said it is impossible to provide blanket national flood insurance but stressed fixed defence schemes will greatly enhance th(...)

Gandon House: Bars placed on the window ledges at the Department of Social Protection, Amiens street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

The installation of “anti-homeless devices” at a Department of Social Protection office in Dublin was carried out by the landlord and not the departme(...)

Minister of State with Special Rsponsibility for the OPW Simon Harris. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Simon Harris insisted a statutory national authority existed to manage flood-relief projects. He was(...)

 Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly following a briefing with the National Coordination Group in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The body tasked with overseeing the river Shannon will be given powers to recommend legislative changes to Government, The Irish Times has learned. T(...)

Overhead view of flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Flood-defence work in Athlone should begin immediately if the cost involved is only up to €6 million, said Fine Gael TD Gabrielle McFadden . The Off(...)

A resident clears out flood water this week from property in  Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s bill to cope with Ireland’s flood damage is expected to exceed €100 million, even in advance of another round of heavy rainfall due o(...)

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned.  (Pictured above) A combination of high seas and high winds, make for a dramatic scene, at the Poolbeg lighthouse, Ringsend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned. The unsettled conditions will not change for(...)

Bridie Willers at her flooded house at Grannagh, Ardrahan in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Ann Connolly never thought she’d spend Christmas crossing saturated fields, as lake waters lapped around the walls of the house that she was born in. (...)

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, (...)

The Irish Film Board facilitated use of Skellig Michael - a Unesco world heritage site - for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2014 and 2015. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Birdwatch Ireland has said it will be pursuing changes to a “legal loophole” under which Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys approved use of Skellig (...)