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A woman makes her way through flood waters in Cork city on February 4th, 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The €140 million Office of Public Works (OPW) plan to protect Cork city from flooding is likely to take five years to complete. However, almost half (...)

Detail of some of the planned interventions at Morrison’s Island in Cork. The location is a critical part of any flood protection scheme for the city. Illustration: Morrison’s Island Public Realm Project

A new € 6 million plan to develop the public realm at Morrison’s Island in Cork city centre will not only provide protection against city centre flood(...)

A woman makes her way  through flood waters in Cork city on  February 4th, 2014. Flooding  had hit a large part of the country for a second day. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Business leaders in Cork have welcomed the OPW’s publication of its report on public consultation on a €140 million flood relief scheme for the city d(...)

The flooding of November 2009 left the Grand Parade in Cork city submerged. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The Office of Public Works has defended its estimate that building a tidal barrier for Cork city would cost at least €450 million. This follows claims(...)

An artist’s impression of the proposed waste-to-energy facility

The site for a proposed €160 million twin incinerator site in Cork Harbour is less likely to be subject to coastal erosion because it is not exposed t(...)

Bangladeshi labourers:  while Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries its  gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent in 2014. Photograph:  Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, is not necessarily a place you would think of when exploring future possibilities in south Asia. In (...)

Analysis shows relatively small rises in tide levels can have huge effect on extent of flooding in Cork city centre. Photograph:  Ger McCarthy

A tidal barrier across Cork Harbour has been ruled out by experts drawing up a plan to prevent a repeat of last week’s flooding in Cork city centre.Ac(...)