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Flood defences in Holland. Making space for floodwaters is the concept now being pursued by the Dutch becuase it affords greater protection by seeking to replicate natural processes.

Arising from the wettest December ever recorded in most parts, many of our rivers have spread across their flood plains, exposing people and propertie(...)

  Simon Harris: welcomed €200 million investment in Ireland by the European Investment Bank to tackle flood-prevention measures, the first time the EIB has funded flood-related infrastructure in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It is “highly unlikely” that Ireland will qualify for emergency EU funding to tackle the recent flooding, Minister of State Simon Harris has said as (...)

Micheal Burke on his land at Ballymaquive, Ardrahan, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Sections of a €550 million motorway being constructed in Co Galway may have to be raised in parts due to flooding, according to a leading hydrologist.(...)

The European Investment Bank provides loans to EU countries to invest in infrastructural projects, providing long-term financing at low interest rates.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed a €200 million investment for Ireland to help tackle flood prevention measures. The funding, which wil(...)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: “Rarely did we get the attention of our national broadcaster and national media generally, yet we     had severe flooding that impacted across all of Monaghan  and in Cavan.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Terms of reference for the body to oversee the river Shannon will be published next week, the Taoiseach has said. Introducing the Shannon River Basin(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: “Perhaps these thresholds need to be looked at.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister of State Simon Harris is to press the EU to amend the thresholds that apply to funding from the EU Solidarity Fund. Speaking ahead of a visi(...)

It’s a fierce big job, sorting out the flooding, the Taoiseach explained to Dáil. “The answer to the problem is multi-faceted.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Young Simon Harris looked very happy on the front bench. Particularly when he found himself a piece of paper and a biro. The Taoiseach was talking awa(...)

The IBTS said that flooding and other adverse weather conditions have had a negative impact on the supply of blood donations. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Flooding and other adverse weather conditions this winter have had a negative impact on the supply of blood donations, leading to a new appeal for don(...)

 Flood defence work on the banks of the  River Shannon in Athlone, Co Westmeath. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said a “multifaceted’’ response is required to deal with the flooding problem. Mr Kenny said that this included works that c(...)

  Taoiseach Enda Kenny examines flood defences on the banks of the east side of the river Shannon in Athlone in December. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Government has paid out over €235,000 in humanitarian assistance to 270 households affected by the recent flooding, with most aid going to Galway,(...)

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