Flooding

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Padraig Keenan walks through floods near his home in Golden Island, Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

There has been no significant increase in water levels overnight with reports river levels on the upper Shannon are beginning to stabilise and tributa(...)

“As a nation, as well as giving practical and concrete help, we need also to reach out to support the families who have experienced flooding.” Burgess Park in Athlone town  under water. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The floods that are sweeping Ireland are not only damaging property and farmland, they are also devastating people psychologically. The flooding of o(...)

Carmel Rourke making her way throughPortavolla housing estate in Bangher, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

The town most affected by this month’s flooding could be protected at a fraction of the cost of other flood prevention schemes, according to initial (...)

 The Turley children from Golden Island Athlone onboard an Army truck going to school: Derbhla (9), Evan (7), Finian (6), and Gemma (4). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

“I can’t let the kids play in the back garden in case they drown,” says Patricia Doyle-Turley without a hint of drama as she straps her four children (...)

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney Said the Government wanted to be “generous and fair” to people who needed help. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

No limit has been set on the amount of compensation people affected by flooding can be paid under a Government assistance scheme. Applications from a(...)

 Flooding in Athlone. Major insurance companies  must do more for those who have been flooded, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

Major insurance companies are making “sizeable” profits in Ireland and must do more for those who have been flooded or face a high risk of being affe(...)

An aerial view of flooding in Galway this weekend. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Galway

There was a sense of deja vu for Attracta O’Regan when floods struck south Galway before Christmas – 21 years after her home and business were destro(...)

 Liz O’Brien at her flood-damaged home  at Kilganey, Clonmel. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said there is a number of  ways homeowners can  claim funds for flood damage relief.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government wants to be “generous” to flood victims, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said, as it emerged that no limit has been placed on the le(...)

A flooded Wolfe Tone Terrace in Athlone on Tuesday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dozens of school buses have been cancelled and others are diverted in areas worst affected by flooding on Wednesday as many schools resume after the C(...)

A resident clears out flood water this week from property in  Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Government’s bill to cope with Ireland’s flood damage is expected to exceed €100 million, even in advance of another round of heavy rainfall due o(...)

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