Jim Casey

18 results

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

Seán Hogan, Chairman of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group during a media briefing on Hurricane Ophelia on Kildare Street in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State’s National Emergency Co-ordination Group has urged people to not take unnecessary risks and to remain indoors on Monday afternoon. Hurrica(...)

Jim Casey of the OPW said all its gauges across the Shannon recorded a drop in water levels of up to 7cm over the last 48 hours, but emphasised the situation remains severe in areas such as Athlone (above, January 5th), where the Shannon remains 2cm above its 2009 peak. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

River levels continue to fall across much of the country, but Wednesday night’s heavy rain brought fresh flooding to houses in Co Wicklow. Parts of (...)

Irish Defence Forces help volunteers with pumps in Athlone on Sunday morning. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/Twitter

Further heavy rain is forecast across the country on Sunday with many counties bracing themselves for rising river levels and flooding. The status ye(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

Suggested projects to ease flooding include dredging and engineering works. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Projects to ease the flooding situation along the river Shannon may require the Government to breach EU habitats directives on wildlife, a Government (...)

The Government considers large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, Coast Guard and Civil Defence. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering a large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence to help “exhausted” volunteers dea(...)

Local people  are working relentlessly to maintain defences to stop flooding on the closed main Galway to Limerick road from entering houses at Labane, above, January 1st, 2016. The area can be bypassed a short distance from the flooded road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The safety of the country’s roads will be under threat from “potentially lethal” black ice in coming days as temperatures drop on flooded ground, Met (...)

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned.  (Pictured above) A combination of high seas and high winds, make for a dramatic scene, at the Poolbeg lighthouse, Ringsend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Heavy rain and the threat of flooding can be expected for the next three weeks, Met Éireann has warned. The unsettled conditions will not change for(...)

Bridie Willers with her son Shane (right) and  neighbour Donal Healy  after clearing furniture inside her house at Grannagh, Ardrahan, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughness

Met Éireann has warned of another bout of strong winds and heavy rain due to hit the country today despite the expected departure of Storm Frank. Th(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »