Taoiseach Enda Kenny examines flood defences on the banks of the east side of the river Shannon in Athlone in December. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has paid out over €235,000 in humanitarian assistance to 270 households affected by the recent flooding, with most aid going to Galway,(...)

Flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Harry McGee

Met Éireann on Thursday night has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Counties Cork and Kerry, cautioning that 25mm to 35mm of rain should be (...)

One in five children is going to school hungry because there is not enough food in the home, latest figures show. However, thousands of children from(...)

Emergency workers remove a car in the area of Corbally in Limerick city Ireland, as flooding continues along the banks of the River Shannon. Photograph. PA

Compensation for owners of uninsured small businesses affected by flooding will be paid before Christmas, Minister of State for the Office of Public W(...)

Rent supplement rates have been allowed to fall well behind real market rents forcing some families into homelessness. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The biggest single reason driving the rise in homelessness is the number of families unable to meet the rents being charged by their landlords, an Oir(...)

Waves crashing over the bandstand in Dun Laoghaire earlier this week. High tides and strong winds continued to batter Irish coasts today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has lifted its weather warning for inland counties but said that a yellow warning remains in place on Irish coastal waters. Despite foreca(...)