Proactive Approach Needed To Prevent Future Flooding – IFA

Severe flooding in recent years highlights the need to take a proactive approach and initiate works to protect against future events, IFA President Joe Healy said today (Sat) at the National Flood Forum in Athlone.   Joe Healy expressed concern that the draft CFRAMS has to date addressed the protection of large towns and some […]

Over A Third Have Difficulty Finding Affordable Home Cover

Over 1 in 3 Irish homeowners have experienced difficulty in finding home insurance at an affordable price, according to recent analysis by AA Ireland. 9.82% of the near 7,000 respondents to an AA Home Insurance survey fully agreed with the statement “I have had difficulty obtaining house insurance for a fair price.” Meanwhile, a further […]

IFA Impresses On Minister Canney Need For Action On Flooding

At a meeting with OPW Minister Sean Canney, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers have an expectation that significant efforts will be made to alleviate flooding, which has become more frequent in recent times.   Joe Healy said the consultation on the recently published Draft Shannon CFRAM is an opportunity to put in place measures […]

Native Forest Restoration in the Uplands can Alleviate Flooding in the Lowlands

We are desperately in need of wise flood prevention measures that work, to quote the Chinese Emperor Yu, 3,160 years ago, whose ancient proverb reminds us “ To protect your rivers, first protect your mountains ”. The Woodland League a not for profit NGO, sympathise with affected citizens nationwide and call for a common sense reaction […]

Disruption to some Irish Rail services due to flooding

Carrick-on-Shannon to Longford section of Sligo to Dublin rail line According to Iarnród Éireann, the Sligo/ Dublin Connolly service between Longford and Carrick-on-Shannon is expected to remain closed due to flooding until at least Saturday (12th). The line has been closed since Sunday 6th Dec. Alternative arrangements are in place for the following services as […]

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Please take care when approaching flood water

It’s been an extremely busy afternoon for both the AA Roadwatch crew and our AA Patrol force who have already attended 25 Members whose cars have either become stuck in flood water or have broken down due to water in take.  We’re also expecting many more call outs as the side effects aren’t always immediate. Flood water, […]

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AA advice on driving during heavy rain and floods

With predicitons of possible localised flooding in parts today, it’s no harm to follow AA Roadwatch bulletins on tweets for advice on flooded stretches of road.  If flooding does occur, the best bet is to avoid badly affected routes if possib…