Louise O Donovan of The Eldon Hotel in Skibbereen pointing out how high the flood waters reached   during Storm Ellen.

The new €37 million flood relief scheme for Skibbereen was not at fault for the flooding which affected up to a dozen homes and businesses in the town(...)

Louise O’Donovan: ‘As [the water] was coming down the street people ran upstairs and grabbed duvets off beds to throw them down to stop it.’ Photograph: Barry Roche.

“We’ve been here since the 1930s, when my grandfather opened a garage here, and this is the first time it ever flooded,” said Maeve McCarthy as she ex(...)

Flooding of pathways at Cork’s Atlantic Pond. Photograph: Barry Roche

The Office of Public Works has defended its decision not to include a tidal barrier as part of its flood protection scheme for Cork amid criticism by (...)

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(...)

Cork Opera House: Retired professor of civil engineering at UCC Prof Philip O’Kane has argued for more creative solutions than building quay walls to prevent flooding in the city.

Opponents of the €140 million Office of Public Works (OPW) flood relief scheme for Cork are mistaken in their belief that a Cork Harbour tidal barrier(...)