More Recognition Given To Farm Losses On Flooded Land – IFA

IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has welcomed the new criteria issued by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for determining whether and to what extent projects will get supported under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.   Padraic Joyce said IFA raised this issue some time ago and had presented detailed […]

Flood-hit Families Face €27k Damages, Says AA

AA Home Insurance data shows that the storms of last winter affected over 700 households and cost approximately €20 million. The average size of an insurance claim for damage was €27,000. The insured loss to businesses was a further €30 million, and the damage to infrastructure may ultimately exceed €120 million when all repairs are […]

EU Habitats Directive Must Not Be A Barrier To Action On Flooding

IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley has said the Government must not allow the EU Habitats Directive to be a barrier to remedial works urgently required on many of our river systems.   Speaking in advance of today’s Dáil debate, at which IFA will be present, Tom Turley welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s commitment that a […]

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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Very complimentary shout out to AA Patrols in today’s Examiner

We were delighted to open up a copy of today’s Examiner and read a highly complimentary piece by Terry Prone about our Patrols who certainly had their hands full during the recent bout of stormy weather. To read the piece click here: ‘No …

Think safety and prep cars for winter now!

Our latest press release: The AA is calling on motorists not to become complacent this autumn as regards car maintenance despite a relatively mild season last year. While we all hope that we won’t see a winter like 2010 again this year the AA points …

The Do’s and Don’ts of driving through flooded plains

Excess surface water has been leading to some difficult driving conditions in parts of Munster, Connacht and Leinster over the last day or so. If you’re unsure of your route home this evening be sure to check our Roadwatch site for the latest upd…

AA Ireland offers advice to owners of flooded vehicles

Following spells of localized flooding and excess surface water, AA Rescue who have been particularly busy in Cork this morning, is advising motorists whose vehicles have been partially or fully submerged in flood water to check their vehicles for sign…

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…