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# floods - Saturday 1 April, 2017

# floods - Wednesday 8 February, 2017

Couple settle with council out-of-court after 'appalling story' of flooded home

The couple claimed there were no problems before the Council laid a culvert near their home in 2007.

# floods - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Architects and planners concerned that Cork flood defence plan won't work

Warnings have been issued that parts of Cork city could be flooded between 8 and 9.30am this morning.

# floods - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

'Government should have the final say on River Shannon water levels, not the ESB'

Fianna Fáil has a private member’s bill in the Dáil today calling for more flood protections.

# floods - Friday 9 December, 2016

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging

Plans for the maintenance were announced today.

# floods - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

'We couldn't go home for five months after the floods. We're in fear it could happen again'

Fianna Fáil are calling for a UK-style flood insurance scheme to be introduced here.

# floods - Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Elephant that travelled 1,700km from India to Bangladesh dies despite efforts to save him

The distressed animal was tranquillised three times in bids to transport him to a safari park.

# floods - Sunday 7 August, 2016

At least 15 dead as fierce storms hit Macedonian capital

One of the dead was an eight-year-old girl.

# floods - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal

Two children were killed when a school in the capital Kathmandu partially collapsed.

# floods - Saturday 4 June, 2016

After reaching near-record heights, the River Seine has begun to recede

The river rose to levels last seen in 1982, prompting emergency measures.

# floods - Friday 3 June, 2016

Floods in Europe have killed ten people and forced thousands from their homes

The Louvre in Paris is closing today so artworks can be moved out of reach of the rising waters.

# floods - Monday 25 April, 2016

Galway and Cork make most claims for humanitarian assistance funding after flood damage

Almost €900,000 has been paid out so far this year.

# floods - Sunday 24 April, 2016

Over 4 months after the floods first hit, and this family can still only access their home by boat

The road to Caroline Collins’ home is still under 4ft of water.

# floods - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

Watch: Britain's biggest royal fans count down to the Queen's birthday

“I’ll just say a few words as I give her flowers and a card.”

# floods - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

# floods - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Can you help? Flooding crisis leads to severe drop in blood supply at hospitals

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service has said that their blood supply is the lowest it has been for years.

# floods - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Met Éireann warns that flooded areas could freeze over as temperatures set to plunge

A widespread ground frost is expected for areas of Leinster and Munster.

# floods - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Taxpayers aren't willing to pay higher insurance premiums to help flood victims, so what's the solution?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is meeting with insurance companies today over the refusal of companies to insure homeowners who have been flooded.

# floods - Monday 11 January, 2016

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.

# floods - 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.

# floods - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Watch: All-terrain articulated truck on tank tracks ploughs through Longford floods Splash This post contains videos

Watch: All-terrain articulated truck on tank tracks ploughs through Longford floods

The Hagguland vehicle is from the Dublin Civil Defence who are volunteering in the area.

# floods - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Where is Enda? The Taoiseach has made an appearance

After facing criticism over his low-profile, he’s now out and about in Athlone.

# floods - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

On patrol with the bikers scaring off looters after UK floods

“We’re big chaps, a lot of us. If people see us they’re liable to go away.”

Enda is visiting flood-hit areas, but not 'doing the Bertie Ahern'

Members of the opposition have strongly criticised the government over their response to the widespread damage.

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.

# floods - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

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

They want the winnings donated to flood victims.

From The Daily Edge These chancers in Tipp didn't let the floods stop them from having the craic Skills

# floods - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Man dies after his car enters river in Co Offaly

The incident happened near the town of Pollagh.

# floods - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

WATCH: Longford train tilts at odd-looking angle as it crawls through flood-hit Shannon area

A video shows the train tilting at an awkward angle.

# floods - 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.

# floods - Sunday 13 December, 2015

People living along the Shannon are being warned to brace for more flooding

The ESB says that river flowing through the Parteen Weir is set to increase.

# floods - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Two more rainfall warnings just took effect - here's the advice...

Prolonged rain is expected in Clare, Cork and Kerry – but it will be wet everywhere.

# floods - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From The42 This Irish wakeboarder made the most of the floods caused by Storm Desmond Opportunistic This post contains videos

This Irish wakeboarder made the most of the floods caused by Storm Desmond

David O’Caoimh had some fun in Cork after the River Lee breached its banks.

This 71-year-old man had a calm, collected response to the floods

Sure you might as well use it for a spot of yoga.

# floods - Thursday 3 December, 2015

WATCH: Torrential Dublin rain turns the Spire into a hypnotic waterfall

Easier to enjoy it when you’re indoors.

There's flooding on a number of roads - and the rain isn't going away

Plan your journey before heading off.

# floods - Monday 14 September, 2015

Man dies after getting caught in floods on Achill Island

Gardaí are investigating the circumstances of the incident.

# floods - Friday 11 September, 2015

Three people killed and two 8-year-old children missing as massive floods destroy homes Japan This post contains videos

Three people killed and two 8-year-old children missing as massive floods destroy homes

Dozens of people were trapped in buildings.

# floods - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Company that sold Clerys made €7.7 million in flood damage claim

Financial accounts show the insurance payout was significantly higher than the damage had been valued at.

# floods - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

An escaped tiger in Tbilisi has been shot after killing a man

The tiger had evaded capture for four days after its zoo was ravaged by devastating floods at the weekend.