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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(...)

Longford vied with Drogheda, Dún Laoghaire, Dungarvan, and Kilkenny for the title of Ireland’s cleanest town following a survey of 40 towns and cities across the country in 2015. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Longford was officially named as Ireland’s cleanest town at a ceremony in Dublin on Monday. The midlands town had been vying with Drogheda, Dungarvan(...)

Three quarters of the towns and cities surveyed by An Taisce on behalf of the IBAL group were found to be “Clean to European Norms”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Just one Irish town is now “seriously littered”, according to the last survey from the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) group . The survey of 40(...)

Fire crews attempt to pump flood water from the Dungourney Road, adjacent to the Lauriston estate, in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Shannon Homeowners who have borne the brunt of the floodwaters in Springfield, Co Clare, have asked the Government “not to forget” them. Residents(...)

Flooding at Springfield, Co Clare: Minister for Agriculture and the Marine Simon Coveney on a fact-finding mission. Photograph: Gareth Williams/Press 22

The Government will tomorrow approve a substantial increase in funding for flood relief and a new flood forecasting service as it intensifies efforts (...)

These canoeists make the most of the fast water, from the overflowing river Suir at Kilsheelan, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Tipperary County Council said on Sunday that the risk of high flooding in parts of the south of the county had “abated” although the situation will be(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

Suggested projects to ease flooding include dredging and engineering works. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Projects to ease the flooding situation along the river Shannon may require the Government to breach EU habitats directives on wildlife, a Government (...)

The Government considers large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, Coast Guard and Civil Defence. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is considering a large-scale deployment of the Defence Forces, the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence to help “exhausted” volunteers dea(...)

Joe Lynch in a classic pose as Dinny Byrne in TV series Glenroe. File photograph: RTÉ

As principal writer of two hugely popular television series based in rural Ireland, Wesley Burrowes had an unlikely background. He was a Northern Pr(...)

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