Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “Meetings have taken place between the Department, local authorities in the midlands and Waterways Ireland about a Blueway concept,” he said. File photograph: BluewaysIreland.org

A new initiative to promote tourism in the midlands is being prepared by the Government, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said on (...)

A motorist stranded on the roof of his car in flood water near Ennereilly, Co Wicklow on Monday. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is chairing a meeting of the National Emergency Co-ordination Committee in Dublin this afternoon during which the State’s respons(...)

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 (...)

Two Government Ministers have defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny amid Opposition claims he has not taken enough interest in areas seriously affected by recent flooding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Two Government Ministers have defended Taoiseach Enda Kenny amid Opposition claims he has not shown enough interest in areas seriously affected by re(...)

Flooded fields and roads near Athlone, Co Westmeath, as waters along the river Shannon rose to  severe flood levels during Storm Desmond. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Desmond has come and gone, but is anything but forgotten. Communities up and down the river Shannon continue to struggle; thousands of acres are(...)

Flooding in the area of Corbally in Limerick. Photograph: PA

Limerick City and County Council has hit back at a statement made by Waterways Ireland on its handling of serious flooding in the Corbally area of the(...)

 An almost submerged car   in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

Water levels appear to be stabilising across much of the Shannon river system although authorities have warned that the flood situation still remains(...)

Flooding around the Parteen Weir in Co Clare yesterday in a view looking northeast towards Killaloe. Photograph: TISC

Met Éireann has warned of the the potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week. A status yellow rain warning was issued for Cork, Kerry and(...)

Flooding in the area of Corbally in Limerick. Photograph: PA

Waterways Ireland has defended its role in managing water levels in Limerick city when the Park Canal burst its banks, wreaking havoc in the Corbally (...)

Block 4, Richview Office Park in Clonskeagh, Dublin 14

Two office investments and an industrial estate in three different Dublin suburbs are to be offered for sale from today at an overall guide price of (...)