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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# River Shannon

This year
# fish out of water
ESB ‘being given free pass’ to divert water without ecological assessments
An Taisce expert says new legislation that impacts rivers and lakes used for hydroelectricity is ‘categorically unlawful’.
'Death by a thousand cuts': Hydropower killing, injuring and trapping fish by the tonne
A report by
Anthea Lacchia
Noteworthy investigates barriers along the River Shannon as deaths recorded at ESB stations and salmon hatcheries.
Huge declines in fish stocks have occurred over the last century
Fish passes on many rivers are not fit for purpose, with experts calling for removal of obsolete barriers
Ecologists and community members are lamenting decades of government and ESB inaction
All time
# Chub
'A real and pending concern': Probe into re-appearance of invasive fish species in Shannon tributary
Chub have been spotted by Inland Fisheries Ireland in the River Inny.
# Athlone
Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas
The Irish Farmers Association said the Taoiseach’s visit had an element of “trying to close the stable door after the horse had bolted”.
# Statue
How a Shannon-side sculpture sparked a culture war in Athlone
A proposed sculpture has fueled a debate about cultural misappropriation in Athlone.
# threat to wildlife
Birds left 'caked' in oil after spill in Shannon tributary near Athlone
Five swans were found covered in oil by local volunteers.
# River Shannon
Limerick man drowned after getting 'snagged' on car while swimming
An inquest into the incident on 30 June last year heard that the area was known for joyriding.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about the River Shannon?
The waterway is the country’s longest river.
# parteen option
Irish Water wants to pump water from Shannon to Dublin for first major upgrade in 60 years
The utility is asking for planning permission for a pipeline to connect Shannon water to many parts of Leinster.
# Tragedy
'A champion in heaven': Tributes paid to teenage boy who drowned in River Shannon
Damola Adetosoye got into difficulty while swimming at Harbour View, Termonbarry in Roscommon.
# The flood
'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.
# clearout
The River Shannon is in for a major dredging
Plans for the maintenance were announced today.
# Fatal Accident
Four men who launched boat on River Shannon had been drinking and taking drugs
One man died after the boat capsized.
# midlands and east
This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take
The scheme will provide water for 40% of the country’s population up to 2050.
# River Shannon
Cage fighter and accomplice guilty of murder by beating man and leaving him to drown
The court heard that the victim had been walking to the gym when a car stopped beside him and two men got out.
# Limerick
Siblings who believe brother was assaulted before he drowned appeal for information
Nicky Lyons drowned last year.
# Limerick
Teenage girl on stolen boat rescued from River Shannon
She was taken into garda custody and is uninjured.
# River Shannon
Risk of flooding as widespread rain kicks off the weekend
The ESB has advised that the flow of water through Parteen Weir will be reduced today.
# Limerick
Man dies after boat taken from boat club capsizes on River Shannon
The incident happened yesterday morning.
# storm frank
TD calls for bogs to be flooded to 'save communities'
Bord na Móna has said the plan wouldn’t work.
# more to come
Possibility of more flooding as rainy conditions set to continue
Met Éireann says the south and south-west will be hit heaviest in coming days.
# more bad news
National weather warning in place as snow starts to fall
There is expected to be more flooding near the River Shannon today as water is released from the Parteen Weir
# more bad news
Everything you need to know about the weather (and the flood predictions)
Two status yellow warnings will be in effect tomorrow.
# River Shannon
Two workers who died in fall from Limerick bridge named as Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy
Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy were working on Thomond Bridge when they became submerged.
# River Shannon
Man charged in connection with murder of Polish man found in the River Shannon
Patryk Krupa’s body was found in the River Shannon near Athlone last June.
# River Shannon
Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder
One man has already appeared in court in connection with the case, and there have been a number of other arrests.
# Athlone
Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon
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
Body taken from River Shannon in Limerick City
The man went into the river on Sunday evening.
# Rescue
Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters
The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.
# Midlands
Search teams in Lough Ree find missing fisherman's boat
The search for missing Armagh man Darryl Burke has been ongoing for almost two weeks.
# big river rising
This doesn't bode well for an already flooded Athlone...
River Shannon levels remain high today and there’s more rain on the way.
# Capital Gain
Work begins on major water €500 million project for Dublin
The scheme will be the first major infrastructural project undertaken by Irish Water.
# Chloe Kinsella
Sister of Chloe Kinsella bids tearful farewell to her "angel" at funeral mass
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.
# Limerick
Body of young woman found in search for missing teen Chloe Kinsella
Gardaí said the body, which was recovered from the River Shannon, is that of the missing 15-year-old.
# River Shannon
Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone
The man’s body was recovered from the River Shannon.
# rescue 118
Two men airlifted to hospital in serious condition after car driven into ravine
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
Body of woman found in Limerick city
Initial reports suggest the body was that of a 16-year-old girl but it later transpired the woman is in her 40s.
# Oral History
River Shannon gets storytelling project
Arts project wants people to relate their tales of Ireland’s longest river and its effect on their lives.
# Rescue
Three German tourists rescued from Lough Ree cruiser
The RNLI, Lough Ree Rescue, Athlone Sub Aqua Club and the Coast Guard launched the mission yesterday evening.
# Boat Parade
Does Carrick-on-Shannon have Ireland's most unusual St Patrick's parade?
The Leitrim town is having TWO parades – one on water – and a man sitting 180 feet high in a glass box.