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#River Shannon

# river-shannon - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'A real and pending concern': Probe into re-appearance of invasive fish species in Shannon tributary
# Chub
# Chub

'A real and pending concern': Probe into re-appearance of invasive fish species in Shannon tributary

Aug 25th 2020, 5:39 PM 24,988 Views 17 Comments

Chub have been spotted by Inland Fisheries Ireland in the River Inny.

# river-shannon - Monday 24 February, 2020

Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas
# Athlone
# Athlone

Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas

Feb 24th 2020, 7:01 PM 21,508 Views 39 Comments

The Irish Farmers Association said the Taoiseach’s visit had an element of “trying to close the stable door after the horse had bolted”.

# river-shannon - Sunday 18 August, 2019

How a Shannon-side sculpture sparked a culture war in Athlone
# Statue
# Statue

How a Shannon-side sculpture sparked a culture war in Athlone

Aug 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 29,786 Views 22 Comments

A proposed sculpture has fueled a debate about cultural misappropriation in Athlone.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Birds left 'caked' in oil after spill in Shannon tributary near Athlone
# Threat To Wildlife
# Threat To Wildlife

Birds left 'caked' in oil after spill in Shannon tributary near Athlone

Aug 13th 2019, 1:28 PM 19,133 Views 19 Comments

Five swans were found covered in oil by local volunteers.

# river-shannon - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Limerick man drowned after getting 'snagged' on car while swimming
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Limerick man drowned after getting 'snagged' on car while swimming

Mar 6th 2019, 6:10 AM 42,168 Views 2 Comments

An inquest into the incident on 30 June last year heard that the area was known for joyriding.

# river-shannon - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about the River Shannon?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How much do you know about the River Shannon?

Dec 9th 2018, 9:00 PM 36,206 Views 30 Comments

The waterway is the country’s longest river.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years
# Parteen Option
# Parteen Option

Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years

Apr 24th 2018, 7:17 AM 29,114 Views 131 Comments

The utility is asking for planning permission for a pipeline to connect Shannon water to many parts of Leinster.

# river-shannon - Wednesday 19 July, 2017

'A champion in heaven': Tributes paid to teenage boy who drowned in River Shannon
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

'A champion in heaven': Tributes paid to teenage boy who drowned in River Shannon

Jul 19th 2017, 7:19 AM 31,162 Views 19 Comments

Damola Adetosoye got into difficulty while swimming at Harbour View, Termonbarry in Roscommon.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 13th 2016, 6:15 AM 7,585 Views 24 Comments

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

# river-shannon - Friday 9 December, 2016

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging
# Clearout
# Clearout

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging

Dec 9th 2016, 9:46 PM 22,685 Views 54 Comments

Plans for the maintenance were announced today.

# river-shannon - Monday 28 November, 2016

Four men who launched boat on River Shannon had been drinking and taking drugs
# Fatal Accident
# Fatal Accident

Four men who launched boat on River Shannon had been drinking and taking drugs

Nov 28th 2016, 6:50 PM 27,804 Views 7 Comments

One man died after the boat capsized.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take
# Midlands And East
# Midlands And East

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take

Nov 8th 2016, 8:34 AM 36,892 Views 101 Comments

The scheme will provide water for 40% of the country’s population up to 2050.

# river-shannon - Friday 22 April, 2016

Cage fighter and accomplice guilty of murder by beating man and leaving him to drown
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Cage fighter and accomplice guilty of murder by beating man and leaving him to drown

Apr 22nd 2016, 4:03 PM 18,424 Views 19 Comments

The court heard that the victim had been walking to the gym when a car stopped beside him and two men got out.

# river-shannon - Monday 28 March, 2016

Siblings who believe brother was assaulted before he drowned appeal for information
# Limerick
# Limerick

Siblings who believe brother was assaulted before he drowned appeal for information

Mar 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 26,311 Views 0 Comments

Nicky Lyons drowned last year.

# river-shannon - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Teenage girl on stolen boat rescued from River Shannon
# Limerick
# Limerick

Teenage girl on stolen boat rescued from River Shannon

Mar 19th 2016, 8:17 PM 38,936 Views 31 Comments

She was taken into garda custody and is uninjured.

# river-shannon - Friday 5 February, 2016

Risk of flooding as widespread rain kicks off the weekend
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Risk of flooding as widespread rain kicks off the weekend

Feb 5th 2016, 11:47 AM 27,658 Views 17 Comments

The ESB has advised that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will be reduced today.

Man dies after boat taken from boat club capsizes on River Shannon
# Limerick
# Limerick

Man dies after boat taken from boat club capsizes on River Shannon

Feb 5th 2016, 7:44 AM 26,094 Views 32 Comments

The incident happened yesterday morning.

# river-shannon - Monday 28 December, 2015

TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
# Storm Frank
# Storm Frank

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

Dec 28th 2015, 8:12 PM 29,648 Views 64 Comments

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

# river-shannon - Monday 14 December, 2015

Possibility of more flooding as rainy conditions set to continue
# More To Come
# More To Come

Possibility of more flooding as rainy conditions set to continue

Dec 14th 2015, 6:09 PM 35,351 Views 28 Comments

Met Éireann says the south and south-west will be hit heaviest in coming days.

# river-shannon - Saturday 12 December, 2015

National weather warning in place as snow starts to fall
# More Bad News
# More Bad News

National weather warning in place as snow starts to fall

Dec 12th 2015, 2:02 PM 77,706 Views 45 Comments

There is expected to be more flooding near the River Shannon today as water is released from the Parteen Weir

# river-shannon - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Everything you need to know about the weather (and the flood predictions)
# More Bad News
# More Bad News

Everything you need to know about the weather (and the flood predictions)

Dec 8th 2015, 7:35 PM 49,860 Views 26 Comments

Two status yellow warnings will be in effect tomorrow.

# river-shannon - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Two workers who died in fall from Limerick bridge named as Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Two workers who died in fall from Limerick bridge named as Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy

Aug 30th 2015, 3:14 PM 34,654 Views 28 Comments

Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy were working on Thomond Bridge when they became submerged.

# river-shannon - Friday 13 February, 2015

Man charged in connection with murder of Polish man found in the River Shannon
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Man charged in connection with murder of Polish man found in the River Shannon

Feb 13th 2015, 9:31 AM 10,535 Views 0 Comments

Patryk Krupa’s body was found in the River Shannon near Athlone last June.

# river-shannon - Monday 28 July, 2014

Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder

Jul 28th 2014, 7:42 PM 11,109 Views 0 Comments

One man has already appeared in court in connection with the case, and there have been a number of other arrests.

# river-shannon - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon
# Athlone
# Athlone

Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:28 PM 25,743 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 20s remains in custody at Athlone Garda Station while two men detained in Mullingar were released without charge overnight.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Body taken from River Shannon in Limerick City
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Body taken from River Shannon in Limerick City

May 27th 2014, 8:25 PM 21,885 Views 12 Comments

The man went into the river on Sunday evening.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters
# Rescue
# Rescue

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters

May 6th 2014, 7:35 AM 11,385 Views 5 Comments

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.

# river-shannon - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Search teams in Lough Ree find missing fisherman's boat
# Midlands
# Midlands

Search teams in Lough Ree find missing fisherman's boat

Apr 1st 2014, 8:31 AM 7,483 Views 17 Comments

The search for missing Armagh man Darryl Burke has been ongoing for almost two weeks.

# river-shannon - Monday 24 February, 2014

This doesn't bode well for an already flooded Athlone...
# Big River Rising
# Big River Rising

This doesn't bode well for an already flooded Athlone...

Feb 24th 2014, 7:03 PM 28,516 Views 22 Comments

River Shannon levels remain high today and there’s more rain on the way.

# river-shannon - Monday 17 February, 2014

Work begins on major water €500 million project for Dublin
# Capital Gain
# Capital Gain

Work begins on major water €500 million project for Dublin

Feb 17th 2014, 2:23 PM 8,682 Views 37 Comments

The scheme will be the first major infrastructural project undertaken by Irish Water.

# river-shannon - Monday 7 October, 2013

Sister of Chloe Kinsella bids tearful farewell to her "angel" at funeral mass
# Chloe Kinsella
# Chloe Kinsella

Sister of Chloe Kinsella bids tearful farewell to her "angel" at funeral mass

Oct 7th 2013, 1:57 PM 20,511 Views 35 Comments

A large crowd attended the funeral of the teenager in Limerick this morning. Chloe’s body was located on Friday after she had been missing for six days.

# river-shannon - Friday 4 October, 2013

Body of young woman found in search for missing teen Chloe Kinsella
# Limerick
# Limerick

Body of young woman found in search for missing teen Chloe Kinsella

Oct 4th 2013, 7:00 PM 93,843 Views 110 Comments

Gardaí said the body, which was recovered from the River Shannon, is that of the missing 15-year-old.

# river-shannon - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone

Sep 8th 2013, 7:49 PM 24,002 Views 19 Comments

The man’s body was recovered from the River Shannon.

# river-shannon - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Two men airlifted to hospital in serious condition after car driven into ravine
# Rescue 118
# Rescue 118

Two men airlifted to hospital in serious condition after car driven into ravine

Aug 8th 2013, 5:08 PM 17,632 Views 18 Comments

The men were rescued from their upturned car after it left the road and plunged into the Arigna river near Drumshanbo in Leitrim.

# river-shannon - Monday 10 June, 2013

Body of woman found in Limerick city
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Body of woman found in Limerick city

Jun 10th 2013, 11:13 AM 15,270 Views 22 Comments

Initial reports suggest the body was that of a 16-year-old girl but it later transpired the woman is in her 40s.

# river-shannon - Sunday 9 September, 2012

River Shannon gets storytelling project
# Oral History
# Oral History

River Shannon gets storytelling project

Sep 9th 2012, 8:15 AM 4,436 Views 6 Comments

Arts project wants people to relate their tales of Ireland’s longest river and its effect on their lives.

# river-shannon - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Three German tourists rescued from Lough Ree cruiser
# Rescue
# Rescue

Three German tourists rescued from Lough Ree cruiser

Aug 16th 2012, 12:52 PM 5,164 Views 14 Comments

The RNLI, Lough Ree Rescue, Athlone Sub Aqua Club and the Coast Guard launched the mission yesterday evening.

# river-shannon - Friday 16 March, 2012

Does Carrick-on-Shannon have Ireland's most unusual St Patrick's parade?
# Boat Parade
From The Daily Edge
# Boat Parade

Does Carrick-on-Shannon have Ireland's most unusual St Patrick's parade?

Mar 16th 2012, 8:15 PM 7,293 Views 5 Comments

The Leitrim town is having TWO parades – one on water – and a man sitting 180 feet high in a glass box.