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The Cabinet has  considered a memo on  “managing climate risks to Ireland’s changing coast”. Photograph: Getty Images

A new State strategy to manage coastal erosion which Ministers hope will outline where extra protections need to be put in place is being examined by (...)

A park bench in floodwater in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flooding has hit train services between Limerick and Galway as waters have risen above the rail at Kiltartan, Co Galway. Services are to be be part-s(...)

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Stricter penalties need to be introduced to tackle online abuse directed at politicians and their families, Minister of State Kevin “Boxer” Moran has (...)

Sorca Clarke’s supporters awaiting the result of the first count for Longford-Westmeath in Athlone earlier this evening. Photograph: Colm Keena

The stand-out feature of the election in Longford-Westmeath was the vote for Sinn Fein candidate Sorca Clarke. The Mullingar-based mother-of-four who(...)

Seán Canney: Under “expenditure on policy formulation”, Mr Canney listed different restaurants such as Bang (€140), the Sussex (€208), Matt the Thresher (€332), The Ivy (€92), La Cave (€86) and Fire (€122). Photograph: Alan Betson

A Minister of State submitted receipts from leading restaurants near Leinster House as part of “expenditure on policy formulation” permitted under Sta(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe is to complete a review  of the Local Property Tax  by the end of March. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Independent Alliance wants a cap on property tax bills to ensure no homeowner pays more than their current amount when reforms take effect next ye(...)

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

The “first real Shannon maintenance scheme since Queen Victoria” will start to pay off this winter as flood protection, water-level management and wor(...)

Cyclists on the Waterford Greenway, the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in Ireland. File photograph: John Foley

A walking and cycling route stretching from Dublin to Galway is hoped to form the centrepiece of the Government’s National Greenway Strategy. Ministe(...)

The former Garda station in Stepaside. The Office of Public Works and An Garda Síochána are understood to prefer a new modular station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Stepaside Garda station is poised to reopen as a modular Garda station, under plans being considered by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The Irish T(...)

Brian McNelis of Brokers Ireland: “Consumers and businesses need the protection of insurance. Too many have been left bereft.” File photograph: Getty Images

One of the biggest issues facing home- and business-owners in flood-risk areas continues to be insurance companies refusing to provide cover even when(...)

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