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Floods surround a house in the Golden Island area of Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Government has told insurance companies it wants them to change their stance on insuring homes and businesses protected by “demountable” or non-pe(...)

Kevin Thompson, chief executive of Insurance Ireland, leaving Government Buildings following a meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and various Ministers. Photograph: Eric Luke

When it comes to holding important-sounding meetings with the financial services sector when it lets consumers down, this Government has rarely been f(...)

The European Commission last week rejected suggestions that EU laws are to blame for the severe flooding in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Politicians from across the political spectrum are to meet with officials from the European Commission today in Brussels to seek clarity on EU regulat(...)

A man walks past shop fronts as flooding continues in Bandon, Co Cork, following storm Frank in December 2015. Photograph: PA

Cork County Council is to seek clarification from Inland Fisheries Ireland over its view that dredging of flooded rivers can only take place as an eme(...)

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During the flooding crisis recently, talk turned to similar weather in recent years. Extreme weather seems to be a form of shared public trauma that e(...)

MEP Séan Kelly (centre) with Timmy Moynihan and Mikey Joe Burns of the Workmen’s Rowing Club in Killarney National Park. Photograph: Valerie o’sullivan.

Insurance companies will be challenged by the Government on Tuesday on why they are apparently refusing to provide cover in areas with flood relief sc(...)

A local man cycles his bike during serious flooding in  Bandon, Co Cork, following the recent Storm Frank. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Members of Cork County Council have backed a call for more funding to clear drains and gullies in a bid to prevent serious flooding in future. The f(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has challenged insurance companies to deliver on their commitment to provide cover for areas with flood relief (...)

The National Co-ordination Group met  on Monday to review the flooding crisis around the country and the response of the emergency services to it.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Water levels on the lower River Shannon are now 500mm lower than they were at their peak during the Christmas period, Clare County Council confirmed o(...)

 Tom and Elizabeth Moorehouse with their four-week-old baby Kathleen at the Traveller site where they live near Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Elizabeth (27) and Tom (23) Moorehouse brought their first baby home just before Christmas. Kathleen, born on December 11th last, shares a caravan wit(...)

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