Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# rising waters

All time
Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater
Increased rainfall coupled with increased discharges from the Weir has left residents along the Shannon catchment “concerned”.
Hundreds of troops deployed as UK hit by 'unprecedented' flooding
Another thousand are on standby as further bad weather is expected.
Athlone residents battle floods as raw sewage erupts onto streets
Locals residents have been working non-stop to prepare for more flooding
Rescuers mount daring mission to save horses from rising river
Teams took two two dinghies out on the river near Enniscorthy this evening to steer the animals back to dry land.
Lourdes evacuated as French flash floods claim first victim
The pilgrimage site has been closed and some 2,000 people evacuated from the region.