Minister of State Simon Harris speaking to media after attending a meeting of the National Co-ordination Group. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish TimesP

More rain fell in December than would normally fall during a whole winter, breaking records at weather stations across the country, Met Éireann has sa(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

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 (...)

The Government considers large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, Coast Guard and Civil Defence. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering a large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence to help “exhausted” volunteers dea(...)

Ministers Heather Humphreys and Simon Harris with the Taoiseach and Mayor Tom Farrell on their way to Carrick O’Brien in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spent yesterday visiting regions affected by the extensive flooding that has occurred over the past month. After criticism from(...)

Flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Harry McGee

Met Éireann on Thursday night has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Counties Cork and Kerry, cautioning that 25mm to 35mm of rain should be (...)

Severe flooding at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim earleir this week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There are “encouraging signs” the flooding of recent days is starting to subside, the Government’s emergency group has said. For the third day in a (...)

Aerial images of flooding in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Jamie Martin.

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he will bring a memo to Cabinet next Tuesday seeking funds to cover the full costs of flood damage ca(...)

 Charlotte Kelleher stands by her damaged car in Tralee, Co Kerry,   after powerful winds blew off part of  the  roof of  the Brandon Hotel  into a car  park. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A meeting of the Government group that co-ordinates emergency responses to extreme weathe(...)