Locals contend that urgent measures are needed to dredge the River Deel in Crossmolina (Pic: Richard Moyles)

Concerns over flood alleviations

18 Jul The Minister of State with Responsibility for Flood Relief has said he is doing all he can to deal with concerns about the pace of alleviation measures around the country.

There was criticism of past estimates for pilot flood management projects

Ireland fails to meet EU Flood Directive deadline

14 Jul The Comptroller and Auditor General has highlighted a failure to meet a deadline under the EU's Flood Directive, which requires each member state to publish its Flood Risk Management Plans by March 2016.

Simon Coveney held a meeting with the EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella in Brussels today

Coveney: Water commission can not ignore EU rules

08 Jul Minister Simon Coveney has said the Expert Commission on Water Charges will "not be able to ignore" the European Commission's insistence that Ireland will be in breach of a key EU directive if it abolishes water charges.

Joe O'Toole announces his resignation from Water Commission

O'Toole resigns from water charge commission

05 Jul Chairman of the Expert Commission on Water Charges Joe O'Toole has resigned less than a week after he was appointed after opposition parties said remarks he made supporting water charges meant he could not be regarded as an impartial chairman.

Stormont will need to find hundreds of millions of pounds to make up the shortfall

'£1m to heat empty shed' under Stormont scheme

05 Jul A farmer in Northern Ireland is allegedly to receive £1m of public money over the next 20 years for heating an empty shed due to a Stormont failure to control a renewable energy scheme, auditors have revealed.

Joe O'Toole acknowledged water charges were a divisive and polarising issue

Water Commission chairman under pressure to resign

04 Jul Fianna Fáil has called on the chairman of the Water Commission to reflect on his position after an interview in which he said he was in favour of water charges and of the polluter pays principle.

The Trump organisation wants to build a 3km coastal defence wall at its golf resort on the Co Clare coast

Council calls for details on Trump resort works

01 Jul Clare County Council has written to the Trump organisation in Doonbeg seeking further information about its plans to build a 3km coastal defence wall at its golf resort on the Co Clare coast.