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Flooding in Clonlara Co Clare. Photograph: Alan O’Reilly

Where is worst affected? South Galway, Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon are some of the worst affected areas. Parts of Co Clare, Roscommon, Longford, L(...)

Independent TD Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said the State’s response to “catastrophic events” needs to be handled and co-ordinated by a single agency within a government department. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The Government should consider setting up a dedicated agency for emergency situations such as major flooding, according to Minister of State for the O(...)