Independent TD Kevin “Boxer” Moran pictured outside Government Buildings. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government has insisted it will develop a new long-term forecasting system to foresee significant weather events but warned it may take a decade t(...)

Padraig Keenan walks through floods near his home in Golden Island, Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There has been no significant increase in water levels overnight with reports river levels on the upper Shannon are beginning to stabilise and tributa(...)

This  Nasa satellite mosaic image shows the  huge winter storm Frank moving over Ireland  and the UK. Storm Frank is bringing another round of powerful  winds and flooding and four weather warnings are in place for Ireland. Photograph: AFP/Nasa

3,800 homes and businesses are without power on Wednesday morning after Storm Frank lashed the country over night. The areas affected are the south(...)

Musician Mike Hogan and sons Mark and Sean are rescued from their home in Springfield, Clonlara, Co Clare. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

Residents and businesses have been warned water levels along the lower Shannon are continuing to rise steadily, and they may face further flooding ove(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes: Fund existed for flood-damage aid

Local authorities have been asked by Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Brian Hayes to submit their applic(...)

Against the odds: Michael Dennehy attempts to keep the water out of his Ballylongford, Co Kerry, home. Atlantic storm Ruth will move across Ireland today bringing gusts of up to 110km/h. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fears are mounting Ireland’s major rivers will burst their banks this weekend ahead of a succession of storms building up from the Atlantic to hit nex(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes has said the State’s tax take is likely to fall short of estimates due to damage to businesses from recent flooding. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Department of Finance will have to adjust estimates on tax revenues for the year as a result of the storm damage suffered by businesses throughout(...)