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Residents in Cork, Kerry and Limerick have been issued with “boil water” warnings after the supply of clean water from treatment plants was interrupted due to electricity power outages. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Power has been restored to the majority of water treatment plants and pumping stations across the country after a number were affected by power(...)

Against the odds: Michael Dennehy attempts to keep the water out of his Ballylongford, Co Kerry, home. Atlantic storm Ruth will move across Ireland today bringing gusts of up to 110km/h. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Fears are mounting Ireland’s major rivers will burst their banks this weekend ahead of a succession of storms building up from the Atlantic to hit nex(...)

Residents use a boat to navigate flood waters after a flash flood on the Lee Estate in Limerick City. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Clean up operations are underway following widespread flooding along the west, south and south east coasts.The threat of further flooding has receded (...)

Discord  over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this summer’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick constituencies. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Discord over national interference at selection conventions and some untimely exits from political life have affected parties’ preparations for this s(...)

President Michael D Higgins with ITLG president Craig Barrett (left) and chairman John Hartnett at the ITLG Silicon Valley Technology Forum in Limerick. Photograph: Barry Cronin

President Michael D Higgins has reminded senior executives of some of the world’s leading tech companies of the importance of moral leadership as the (...)

 Noel and Rosemary Rice, of Mill Road, Dundalk, Co Louth, leaving   today after the opening day of a High Court action for damages against Dundalk Town Council and Louth County Council. Photograph: Collins

A couple who claim their home was flooded after being stuck by “a mini tsunami” have sued Louth County Council and Dundalk Town Council for damages.No(...)

How slurry has traditionally been spread on fields. In Co Limerick last night a slurry tank burst and an estimated 50,000 gallons of material flowed over a road.

A woman is recovering after her car was swept off a road by an avalanche of slurry in Co Limerick last night after a tank on a hill ruptured. The Doon(...)

In November 2013, the owners of Sligo’s Lissadell House secured a Supreme Court ruling that there are no public rights of way across most of four routes through the estate. The issue of costs has not been finalised by the courts. Photograph supplied by Lissadell House

The legal costs of the Lissadell right of way court battle was described as “the elephant in the room” yesterday, as members of Sligo County Council d(...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)

Pat Cox said any future appointments such as those to fill the roles of chief executive or artistic director, would be advertised.

The interim head of Limerick City of Culture has said he is not a healer of the past but a manager for the future.Mike Fitzpatrick, head of the Limeri(...)

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