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Flood defence work is carried out on the banks of the east side of the River Shannon in Athlone earlier this year. An Engineers Ireland conference was told there is no ‘blindingly obvious’ to the issue of flooding in the State. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

(...) almost one-third, or 32 per cent, believe the consequences of flooding are down to a failure to invest in(...)

Green Party candidate Fergal Smith signs a piece of one of his broken surfboards for Finn Curran (7) while canvassing in Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

(...)“It’s not about building defences. That’s not a real solution. It is flooding” says Fergal Smith(...)

Aoife Lordan, Rebecca Maher and Ciara Daly, from Coláiste Choilm, Cork at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s weather is changing and instances of flooding will increase as a result, according to two(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon  near Athlone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Cabinet has agreed a number of measures expected to help control flooding along the Shannon and(...)

Horses being rescued and crossing the River Slaney, in Enniscorthy, whose banks burst. Photograph: Patrick Browne

(...) conditions which brought flooding to many parts of the country during the last couple of days. Although(...)

Met Eireann has issued a yellow alert weather warning, with more heavy showers expected to last til midnight. Photo: David Sleator/THE IRISH TIMES

(...) thundery showers would affect many places this afternoon and evening “with occasional spot flooding near(...)

Minister of State Brian Hayes opened the OPW flood risk management conference in Dublin Castle today.

(...) past winter’s storms and flooding. “We must now accept the reality of climate change and prepare for(...)

Awash: floodwaters in Cork city centre this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...) week of flooding, of people mopping out saturated homes and businesses, of fearing the next storm, and(...)

Concerns over the Shannon were easing – at least in Athlone where levels were said to be “stabilising”.

(...) in key rivers, while the risk of tidal flooding will continue to recede, it said in a statement(...)

 Brian Kenny of the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government and Seán Hogan, chairman of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group, briefing media on the adverse weather conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Concerns about the potential for widespread river flooding will be flagged to the Government today(...)

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