Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

 Noel Fallon keeps guard at  sandbanks between his house and the swollen River Shannon at Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Noel Fallon has lived on Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone for 54 years. Today, he lives there with his wife and daughter. His three grown-up sons have lo(...)

 Emily Topka from Poland outside the Bastion Apartments in Athone, Co Westmeath, where she owns a ground floor appartment.  So far water has not entered the building. Photograph:

Twenty-three families who were evacuated from an apartment complex in Athlone, Co Westmeath, due to flooding were hoping to return to their home(...)

Irish Defence Forces help volunteers with pumps in Athlone on Sunday morning. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Twitter

Further heavy rain is forecast across the country on Sunday with many counties bracing themselves for rising river levels and flooding. The status ye(...)

A  house in Peterswell in east Galway following heavy rains. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

There is a strong risk of further flooding across the country with more heavy rain forecast for the rest of the week. The unsettled weather is set t(...)

Flood defences in the Deerpark area of Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Peak water level has now been reached across the Shannon but there was a slight rise in Athlone over the last 24 hours, according to the National Co-o(...)

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(...)