Flooding

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Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone on January 6th this year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Local authorities have been paid half of the costs submitted for the clean-up of the recent countrywide floods. Councils from across the country requ(...)

The update this week by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on greenhouse gas emissions makes grim reading: Ireland is falling behind the 2020 t(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said on Friday the money from the severe weather fund would ensure local and regional roads were repaired as quickly as possible. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

About €85 million will the given to councils to fix roads across the country after the storms and flood damage. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

When under pressure, politicians usually promise more than they can deliver. It goes with their chosen image as “fixers”; people who can manipulate th(...)

Floods at Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Temporary flood defences – large metal screens to hold back rising water known as demountable defences – are an integral part of responding to floods,(...)

Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone. Fianna Fáil claim the budget for flood relief works in 2016 had been cut by 14 per cent.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The bill for the damage caused by the recent flooding crisis is set to reach €100 million, The Irish Times has learned. The estimates provided by lo(...)

Kerry had 339mm of rain in December, compared with 135mm in the same month in 2014, according to figures from the Valentia Observatory. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Galway

Recent bad weather in the southwest has created animal welfare issues, with cattle and sheep feeling “down and out” and depressed, a Co Kerry mart man(...)

Minister of State with Special Rsponsibility for the OPW Simon Harris. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Simon Harris insisted a statutory national authority existed to manage flood-relief projects. He was(...)

 Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly following a briefing with the National Coordination Group in Kildare Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The body tasked with overseeing the river Shannon will be given powers to recommend legislative changes to Government, The Irish Times has learned. T(...)

Aerial photograph of flooding damage in Athlone in early January 2016. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

A number of roads in north and southeast Clare have reopened as water levels continue to recede following widespread flooding across the country earli(...)

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