Shannon River

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits flooded parts of Athlone, Co Westmeath, on Thursday afternoon on a trailer drawn by a tractor. Photograph: Fergal O’Brien/Twitter

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has on Thursday defended himself against Opposition criticism that he has delayed for almost a month before visiting the areas an(...)

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(...)

A  house in Peterswell in east Galway following heavy rains. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

There is a strong risk of further flooding across the country with more heavy rain forecast for the rest of the week. The unsettled weather is set t(...)

Flooded fields and roads near Athlone, Co Westmeath, as waters along the river Shannon rose to  severe flood levels during Storm Desmond. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Desmond has come and gone, but is anything but forgotten. Communities up and down the river Shannon continue to struggle; thousands of acres are(...)

Severe flooding at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim earleir this week. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There are “encouraging signs” the flooding of recent days is starting to subside, the Government’s emergency group has said. For the third day in a (...)

 An almost submerged car   in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim.  Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

Water levels appear to be stabilising across much of the Shannon river system although authorities have warned that the flood situation still remains(...)

Pedestrians cross a hastily erected footbridge over floodwaters at Carrick-on- Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

The country is bracing itself for yet more heavy rain today after Met Éireann issued a weather warning for the south and southwest. The “status yello(...)

A car almost submerged in the flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke

A comprehensive plan to map areas prone to flooding along the River Shannon should be completed much more rapidly than is currently planned, the IFA (...)

Flooding along the  River Shannon  near Athlone town this week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Water levels on the River Shannon in Athlone rose by 10mm on Saturday night as efforts continued to prevent properties in the area from flooding. We(...)

Cllr Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran and resident Simon Coghill shoring up the flood defences on the Eastern side of the River Shannon. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Cold weather conditions are hampering flood defence efforts in Athlone as water levels continue to rise on the River Shannon. In the past 24 hours th(...)

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