Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran   in flood water in Athlone, Co  Westmeath. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Job done,” said the Minister for Flood Relief, striding from the swollen waters of the Shannon. “I’m drownded f***in’ wet though.” For a politician(...)

The M50 was the western side of a planned circular motorway. Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans to rezone land for housing in East Wall have been shelved amid concerns new homes could scupper the development of the Eastern Bypass under Sand(...)

Flooding in Clonlara Co Clare. Photograph: Alan O’Reilly

Where is worst affected? South Galway, Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon are some of the worst affected areas. Parts of Co Clare, Roscommon, Longford, L(...)

Jim Connolly  with his dog Judy in his flooded back garden on his farm in Newtownflood, outside Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Eighty-five-year-old Jim Connolly’s small cottage in Newtownflood, near Athlone in Co Westmeath, has flooded twice in the last decade. Heavy rainfall (...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan suggested ‘Danny Boy, some Thomas Moore pieces, and anything else which the Garda Band would deem appropriate’ as suitable music for the RIC event, according to internal emails.  Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

The Department of Justice knew there were likely to be “sensitivities” around their plan for a commemoration for the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) an(...)

Minister for Finance  Paschal Donohoe and junior minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran at the Magazine Fort in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) Kevin “Boxer” Moran has said he will run as an Independent candidate in the imminent general el(...)

Storm Brendan: A man is caught by a high wave at Coliemore Harbour Dalkey, Co Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Some homes will be without power overnight as the ESB continues to restore power in the aftermath of Storm Brendan. Met Éireann says  a risk rem(...)

The OPW will press ahead with developing plans for the Ashtown centre, the Magazine Fort (above) and for the mobility study. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has “no intention” of developing major retail or other commercial facilities in the Phoenix Park, OPW commissioner J(...)

The OPW proposed visitor attractions in the Phoenix Park including a funicular train, a driverless shuttle bus and the redevelopment of the Ashtown visitor centre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A funicular will not be installed in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, but driverless shuttles, a train station and new visitor facilities are still on the cards(...)

The area near the entrance to the War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge has become overrun with illegal parking, the OPW said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Clamping and parking charges are set to be enforced by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for the first time, in a crackdown on commuters and builders p(...)

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