Sean Hogan

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An Air Corp aerial photograph of flooding in the Ballyhaunis area in Co Mayo. Image: Airman Jamie Martin.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has apologised for not visiting some of the areas worst hit by recent flooding in the aftermath of Storm Desmond. In an intervi(...)

 Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The River Shannon catchment area could experience its worst flooding in 20 years over the coming days as water levels continue to rise from the impact(...)

Ivan Vaughan (who played with the Platermen under the name Simon Scott) died during a storm at the weekend in Co Monaghan. Photograph: Courtest of IrishShowBands.com

The body of a man, believed to have been trapped in his car on a flooded road, has been found in Co Monaghan. Singer Ivan Vaughan – who performed wi(...)

Alan Markham: in action for Clare in his playing days.

A 19-year-old Ennis man was yesterday jailed for two years for robbing former Clare hurler Alan Markham of €75.In Christmas 2013, the Munster senior t(...)

An 18-year old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack walked free from court yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

An 18-year-old Ennis youth who struck former Clare hurler, Alan Markham with a beer glass in an unprovoked attack yesterday walked free from court.In (...)

A section of a 2km line of sandbags along the Shannon river at St Mary’s Park, Limerick. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

More funds will be needed to help repair damage to public infrastructure after one of the worst storms to hit the country in decades wreaked havoc (...)

Pedestrians battle the wind and rain on Patrick’s Bridge in Cork during Wednesday’s storm. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The political response to the prolonged bout of severe weather which has included eight storms since Christmas has had local, national and EU d(...)

 Charlotte Kelleher stands by her damaged car in Tralee, Co Kerry,   after powerful winds blew off part of  the  roof of  the Brandon Hotel  into a car  park. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A meeting of the Government group that co-ordinates emergency responses to extreme weathe(...)

 Brian Kenny of the Department of the Environment Community and Local Government and Seán Hogan, chairman of the National Emergency Co-ordination Group, briefing media on the adverse weather conditions. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Concerns about the potential for widespread river flooding will be flagged to the Government today by the National Emergency Co-ordination Group, whic(...)

Undated handout photograph  issued by the Defence Forces  of flooding along the River Shannon near   Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

The focus of flooding concern has turned to the country’s major rivers, especially those on the south, south-west and west, not least the Shannon.The (...)

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