Flooding

Green senators propose ‘protection forests’ to tackle flooding

Green senators propose ‘protection forests’ to tackle flooding

Senators from the Green Party will introduce a motion in the upper house of the Oireachtas today (Tuesday, October 19),...

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TD raises planning concerns for Mountmellick flood relief

TD raises planning concerns for Mountmellick flood relief

An independent TD is calling on the Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) to...

August 30, 2021

£2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

£2.7 million of North West flooding support payments to begin this week

Payments totalling £2.7 million to support farm businesses affected by the flooding and landslides in the North West in 2017...

August 20, 2021

2017 flood fund opens for NI’s northwest farmers

2017 flood fund opens for NI’s northwest farmers

A £2.7 million flood support fund has opened for applications from northwest farmers affected by flashfloods and landslides in 2017....

July 28, 2021

£19 million allocated for flood protection projects in NI

£19 million allocated for flood protection projects in NI

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has allocated £19 million for flood protection projects across the North in her 2021/22...

June 9, 2021

Emergency overflow pipe to be installed from Lough Funshinagh to River Shannon

Emergency overflow pipe to be installed from Lough Funshinagh to River Shannon

An emergency overflow pipe is to be installed from Lough Funshinagh in Co. Roscommon to the River Shannon, in a...

May 20, 2021

New River Shannon bill can effect change, says minister

New River Shannon bill can effect change, says minister

Legislation that will lead to the establishment of a statutory agency that will coordinate and manage the response to flooding...

May 14, 2021

Further consultation with Gort landowners on flood relief scheme to take place

Further consultation with Gort landowners on flood relief scheme to take place

Independent TD Seán Canney said he has received confirmation from Minister of State of the Office of Public Works (OPW)...

March 22, 2021

Feasibility report due shortly on flooding of south Galway land

Feasibility report due shortly on flooding of south Galway land

A feasibility report on the Gort Lowlands Flood Relief Scheme is due to be published later this month. Independent TD...

February 11, 2021

‘Seven farm families will have to leave flooded Roscommon land’ – Murphy

‘Seven farm families will have to leave flooded Roscommon land’ – Murphy

Fianna Fáil senator Eugene Murphy has called on the relevant ministers to engage with all stakeholders to find a solution to...

January 28, 2021

‘It normally floods 600ac…there’s 1,200ac under water now’

‘It normally floods 600ac…there’s 1,200ac under water now’

The issue of floods around Lough Funshinagh, a turlough in Co. Roscommon, is becoming an increasingly serious issue, garnering the...

January 21, 2021

State itself ‘responsible for confusion that’s compounding’ farm flooding problems

State itself ‘responsible for confusion that’s compounding’ farm flooding problems

Farmers “have come to the conclusion that it is the state agencies and legislation, both national and EU, that are...

November 27, 2020

Fury over ‘blatant inaction’ as government votes against flood proposals

Fury over ‘blatant inaction’ as government votes against flood proposals

“The government’s failure to support a solution-driven and creative Dáil motion, aimed at finally addressing Ireland’s flooding crisis, betrays victims...

November 5, 2020

Calls for Local Improvement Scheme for rivers in need of dredging

Calls for Local Improvement Scheme for rivers in need of dredging

Independent TD Seán Canney said he has met with Minister Patrick O’Donovan to “flesh out a proposal” to create a...

November 4, 2020

River Shannon bill: ‘This is above politics – it’s about people’

River Shannon bill: ‘This is above politics – it’s about people’

The River Shannon Management Agency Bill 2020 was debated at second stage in the Dáil last night (Tuesday, November 3)...

November 4, 2020

Rabbitte calls for ‘urgent support’ to ease flooding pressure along Shannon

Rabbitte calls for ‘urgent support’ to ease flooding pressure along Shannon

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte has called for “urgent support” to prevent severe flooding along the River Shannon. Her call...

November 3, 2020

‘No flora and fauna’ attracted to River Shannon as ‘it is so badly maintained’

‘No flora and fauna’ attracted to River Shannon as ‘it is so badly maintained’

There is “no flora and fauna” attracted to the River Shannon as “it is so badly maintained” according to Roscommon-Galway...

October 12, 2020

Report on Clifden flooding: ‘Can satellite radar assist in flood risk warnings?’

Report on Clifden flooding: ‘Can satellite radar assist in flood risk warnings?’

Can satellite radar assist in flood risk warnings? According to a recent report by the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC),...

October 9, 2020