Ger Fleming

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Dr Gerald Fleming, Met Éireann’s head of forecasting: “We don’t have an operational flood forecast centre which would allow us to predict flooding in any precise way.”

Met Éireann is to receive €3 million from the budget to update its flood warning system which has been described by its head of forecasting as “primit(...)

It’s that time of the year again... File photograph: Frank Miller

1. The Rose of Tralee festival is gearing up and will appear on your telly for two days next week. It is enough to give you that sinking feeling that (...)

A winter scene  in Co Kildare three years ago. Minister for Justice Alan Shatter said yesterday lessons had been learned from the cold snaps in 2009 and 2010.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In case of serious snow problems in the months ahead there will be 210,000 tonnes of salt in storage for treating roads by the middle of December the (...)