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(...)

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(...)

Flooded fields at Shannonbridge Co  Offaly last week. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There is potential for more “nasty” weather over the next week, with the possibility of orange rain warnings for the south and southwest, according to(...)

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(...)

Flooded fields at Shannonbridge in County Offaly on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Water levels have risen on the River Shannon in Co Offaly where two houses are flooded. Offaly County Council said the water level at Shannonbridge (...)

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

Westmeath County Council has placed two families in alternative accommodation as flooding continues to threaten parts of Athlone town. While the fa(...)

Bord na Móna  will stop harvesting peat and  will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

When Gabriel Claffey joined Bord na Móna 60 years ago, he couldn’t have been happier. Just out of school, the 17-year-old from Ferbane, Co Offaly, got(...)

 Independent Offaly Councillor  John Leahy, former Fine Gael junior minister  Lucinda Creighton and financial advisor Eddie Hobbs at the launch of their new political party in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton has said a new political party will be launched “within eight weeks”, with candidates running in every con(...)

Helen Lynch (25), who has been homeless in Tullamore for much of the last year, says she needs a permanent address in order for her son Charlie to go on the transplant list at King’s College Hospital in London. Image: Google Street View.

A woman whose 6-year-old son is in the final stages of liver disease has issued a plea to Offaly County Council to find them a permanent home to ensur(...)

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