Mark Adamson

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Minister of State  Kevin “Boxer” Moran, Vincent Rhattigan of the OPW  and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announcing a first tranche of €257 million for 50 new flood relief schemes. Photograph: Johnny Bambury/Fennell Photography

Extreme weather events, such as the recent storms Emma and Ophelia, invariably expose critical weakness in infrastructure, especially in the most popu(...)

Flooding along the banks of the Shannon River near Athlone in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ireland continues to face significant challenges from flooding risks even though hundreds of measures have already been identified to protect homes an(...)

 Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim during last year’s floods:  Some of the proposed works will be directly targeted at protecting vulnerable homes and businesses. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sixty-six locations along the river Shannon will be identified by a top-level State group next month for works to stop future flooding, but no timetab(...)

Overhead view of flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Flood-defence work in Athlone should begin immediately if the cost involved is only up to €6 million, said Fine Gael TD Gabrielle McFadden . The Off(...)

Carmel Rourke making her way throughPortavolla housing estate in Bangher, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

The town most affected by this month’s flooding could be protected at a fraction of the cost of other flood prevention schemes, according to initial (...)

Awash: floodwaters in Cork city centre this week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland is shaped a bit like a saucer, shallow in the middle and surrounded by mountains. The Shannon drains the centre and other rivers drain the (...)