Neisha Wratten at the Carrick-on-Shannon workhouse from which her ancestor Bridget Cannon was taken to Australia in 1849. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Bridget Cannon was just 15 when she was taken away from Carrick-on-Shannon workhouse in a horse and cart in February 1849. Bridget’s great-great-gran(...)

A car almost submerged in the flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

A comprehensive plan to map areas prone to flooding along the River Shannon should be completed much more rapidly than is currently planned, the IFA (...)