Cars in the flooded car park near the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill during Storm Eleanor. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Met Éireann has issued a wind warning for parts of the country for the early hours of Thursday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy winds, rain and flood(...)

School classrooms remained empty for a second day on Tuesday. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Education has defended its decision to close all schools for a second day in the face of criticism from some parents. Minister for (...)

Extreme weather events, involving storm surges, flooding and destructive winds, have become part of everyday life – and the situation is likely to worsen. Photgraph: NASA Earth Observatory/ AFP/ Getty Images

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned of a “national emergency” as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia battered the country yesterday. After years in which succ(...)

Fallen trees in Sutton, Dublin. Schools will be closed for a second day in both the Republic and North on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Primary and secondary schools have been told to close for a second day on Tuesday but most are expected to reopen on Wednesday. Taoiseach Leo Varadka(...)

 Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 300,000 properties are without power and three people have died as Hurricane Ophelia enters its final hours and has moved across the north west(...)

Local people  are working relentlessly to maintain defences to stop flooding on the closed main Galway to Limerick road from entering houses at Labane, above, January 1st, 2016. The area can be bypassed a short distance from the flooded road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The safety of the country’s roads will be under threat from “potentially lethal” black ice in coming days as temperatures drop on flooded ground, Met (...)

A dog stands on sandbags outside her home following a visit from Taoiseach Enda Kenny to  Carrickobrien in Athlone, Co Westmeath.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Ministers who are responsible for responding to the flooding crisis have been asked by Taoiseach Enda Kenny to provide a series of new proposals to h(...)

Emergency workers remove a car in the area of Corbally in Limerick city Ireland, as flooding continues along the banks of the River Shannon. Photograph. PA

Compensation for owners of uninsured small businesses affected by flooding will be paid before Christmas, Minister of State for the Office of Public W(...)

A section of a 2km line of sandbags along the Shannon river at St Mary’s Park, Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

More funds will be needed to help repair damage to public infrastructure after one of the worst storms to hit the country in decades wreaked havoc (...)

Pedestrians battle the wind and rain on Patrick’s Bridge in Cork during Wednesday’s storm. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The political response to the prolonged bout of severe weather which has included eight storms since Christmas has had local, national and EU d(...)

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