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Storm Ophelia: Gardaí clearing the road near Enniskerry from a fallen tree. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Storm Ophelia October 2017 Storm Ophelia made landfall over Ireland as an “extra-tropical storm” on the morning of October 16th, 2017, and brought w(...)

Sean Hogan, chairman at the National Emergency Coordination Centre, at a press conference to announce details of storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Storm Ophelia caused almost €70 million worth of damage after it tore across Ireland on October 16th last year. The tropical revolving storm develope(...)

A motorist gets a tow through a flood on the main Cork Bandon road at the Viaduct. Photograph: Donna McBride

Residents and traders in a West Cork town have expressed concern they may be hit by a third major flood in as many years next winter if negotiations d(...)

Samuel L Jackson, a top snake-wrangler and “mudebroth”, as St Patrick might have called him.

As the acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny demonstrated in Washington, we’re not short of religious swearwords in this country, or of a willingness to use the(...)

River Lee flows towards Cork city following flooding in 2009. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

A decision on whether to grant planning permission for a student apartment complex on a site that was badly flooded in 2009 is due from Cork City Coun(...)

Waves crash over the lighthouse at Porthcawl, Wales, February 1, 2016. Gale force winds are affecting parts of Wales. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

It’s St Bridget’s day, when we traditionally celebrate the arrival of Spring but instead we are battening down the hatches as Storm Henry sweeps in. (...)

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(...)

A local man cycles his bike during serious flooding in  Bandon, Co Cork, following the recent Storm Frank. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Members of Cork County Council have backed a call for more funding to clear drains and gullies in a bid to prevent serious flooding in future. The f(...)

Indaver is poised to lodge a new planning application next Monday (January 11th) following An Bord Pleanála’s ruling, in which it will seek permission for a 40,000 tonne hazardous waste incinerator and a 200,000 tonne municipal waste incinerator in Cork Harbour. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Campaigners against a €160 million twin incinerator project in Cork Harbour have warned that coastal erosion by Storm Frank has highlighted the unsuit(...)

Recent flooding in Bandon: According to Cork Chamber chief executive, Conor Healy, the Government must work with renewed focus to prevent any repeat of the flooding which followed Storm Frank and caused huge disruption to businesses in many Cork towns. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Flood relief schemes must be delivered on schedule to prevent the sort of devastation and disruption to business and trade witnessed in Cork and other(...)

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