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# flooding - Saturday 16 January, 2016

Flooding drives rats out of their homes, and there is a hidden danger to worry about

The floods we’ve had over the past weeks have made germs and bacteria a danger.

# flooding - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

TDs are back from their Christmas break - and they've got one thing on their minds

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# flooding - Monday 11 January, 2016

Two thirds of the country are against paying higher insurance premiums in order to help flood victims

The latest Claire Byrne Live / Amárach poll suggests that a levy on premiums would not be a popular move with the electorate.

One way to help stop floods? Don't let developers build on flood plains

That’s the advice of one Irish expert who has been analysing international floods.

# flooding - Saturday 9 January, 2016

There could be some further spot flooding tonight

And that’s before temperatures plummet next week.

# flooding - Friday 8 January, 2016

Insurance Ireland say that building flood defences is the government's problem, not theirs

The body representing the insurance industry in Ireland has rejected suggestions that insurers are not doing enough to help protect those affected by flooding.

# flooding - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Farmers affected by flooding can apply for compensation from today

Up to €2 million has been made available to support farming communities impacted by the extreme weather.

Flood alerts remain in place following heavy rain overnight

Over 1,000 homes and businesses are without electricity this morning.

# flooding - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Gardaí warn of impassable roads as heavy rain and floods continue

The N25 Cork to Waterford Road between Killeagh and Castlemartyr is currently impassable and diversion routes have also deteriorated.

People whose homes have been flooded can defer property tax this year

Michael Noonan said homeowners can revalue their property if its been damaged by floods.

Heavy rain forecast across the country for this afternoon and evening

Dozens of school routes are being diverted and cancelled today due to flooding.

# flooding - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

This is how the government is responding to the flooding

Environment Minister Alan Kelly said local authorities have been provided with all the resources they requested.

Cork council hits back at Bishop's criticisms of floods response

Bishop Colton said that without neighbours helping each other, people would have been homeless and hungry in recent days.

EU to Ireland: We're not stopping you from dredging

The European Commission has said any suggestion EU environmental rules are to blame for the recent severe flooding is “completely without foundation”.

There's even more rain on the way as crisis meeting held on flooding

Over €430 million is being spent on long-term flood defence work.

# flooding - Monday 4 January, 2016

Athlone floodwaters at highest level since records began (and there's more rain coming)

Wet and windy weather will spread from the southwest on Wednesday.

Live RTÉ report about flooding interrupted by water protesters

“We’re going to leave it there, some shenanigans going on behind you there.”

# flooding - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Some 260 homes have been flooded, while 230 more are at risk

A number of roads are impassable.

# flooding - Saturday 2 January, 2016

There's an increased risk of flooding along the Liffey tonight

Above average rainfall is forecast for the next seven days.

PICTURES: Irish towns continue to battle against floods

Houses and businesses have been destroyed in towns across the country.

# flooding - Friday 1 January, 2016

Army deployed around the country to help tackle flooding

The Defence Forces will be help by providing sandbags and transportation.

# flooding - Thursday 31 December, 2015

From The Daily Edge This unreal drone footage of Enniscorthy shows the extent of flooding Underwater

This unreal drone footage of Enniscorthy shows the extent of flooding

The River Slaney has burst its banks.

River levels are being watched closely as towns begin flood clean-ups

Several roads are impassable due to flooding, and many homes without power.

10 adults and two children rescued from bus caught in severe floodwater in Scotland

Emergency services were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.

# flooding - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Yellow weather warning remains in place as 4,600 homes still without power

Storm Frank also caused havoc in Northern Ireland, Northern England and Scotland.

From The Daily Edge This luxury Cork hotel made a wonderful gesture to locals affected by flooding Good Will

This scary photo sums up how bad the floods are

Thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity.

Storm Frank causes severe flooding in the UK and more is on the way

Storm Frank has also been battering parts of the UK overnight.

# flooding - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

5,000 homes without power as Ireland gears up for a night of Storm Frank ferocity

Four separate weather warnings are in place as heavy rainfall is expected across the country tonight.

Yorkshire town split in two as bridge collapses in storm Flooding This post contains videos

Yorkshire town split in two as bridge collapses in storm

“The situation is serious and there is a significant risk to life.”

Here's how many times the bomb squad was called out this year

The Defence Forces has released statistics for this year on its army operations.

Someone left thousands of lottery tickets in a lift with one instruction attached

They want the winnings donated to flood victims.

# flooding - Monday 28 December, 2015

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'

Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.

Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding

Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.

# flooding - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Man dies after his car enters river in Co Offaly

The incident happened near the town of Pollagh.

Counties Limerick and Clare are braced for the worst as the Shannon continues to rise

Limerick City and County Council have issued a weather alert as the spill rate at Lough Derg’s Parteen Weir is increased once more.

Watch: Driver pulled from sunroof after car trapped in rushing flood waters

Homes across the north of England have been evacuated and a meeting of the COBRA emergency committee has been called.

# flooding - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?

Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.

# flooding - Monday 14 December, 2015

Two-thirds of us don't think the government has handled the flooding crisis properly

Dissatisfaction with the response is highest in Munster.