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The remains of a Longford man were taken by boat for burial at Saints Island Cemetery because the causeway to the island has been eroded in heavy flood water from Lough Ree. 
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#Flooding - Water levels on Lough Neagh are at a 30-year high, and business owners in the region are counting the cost of flooding on their livelihoods, as Belfast Live reports. A number of traders are battling to stay open despite…
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#Flooding - Moves to prevent flooding in the Shannon catchment may be in breach of EU habitats directives, as The Irish Times reports. Next Tuesday (5 January) the Taoiseach is expected convene a meeting of all relevant State agencies to…
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Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a summary report on the findings of fish stock surveys undertaken in all water bodies (lakes, rivers and transitional waters) during 2014. The report, ‘Sampling Fish for the Water Framework Directive’, also outlines the…
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#Flooding - Flooding in the Shannon catchment is still "severe" according to the National Emergency Coordination Group, As RTÉ News reports, waters have risen by 2.5cm in the Athlone area, where the Shannon breached its banks before the weekend. And…
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#Flooding - The Defence Forces have joined in flood relief efforts in Clare, Limerick and Westmeath as weekend rains risk significant flooding in the region. As reported yesterday on Afloat.ie, the Shannon Catchment could see its worst flooding in two…
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Waterways Ireland says there will be no further boat passages arranged into or out of Dublin's inland waterways until the 2016 boating season except in exceptional circumstances. Newcomen Bridge lift dates will be advised in the New Year. WI say should anyone wish…
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#StormDesmond - Mike the donkey has a lot to be cheery about as volunteers for Animal Heaven Animal Rescue helped rescue him from floodwaters in Kilorglin, Co Kerry yesterday (Sunday 6 December). As TheJournal.ie reports, Suzanne Gibbons from the animal…
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#InlandWaters - A pipeline from the Shannon may be the solution for future water supply demands in Dublin and the Midlands. But critics have expressed "deep concern" over its potential effects on boating tourism and biodiversity throughout the Shannon system.…
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#InlandWaters - Quayside enhancements at Lanesborough-Ballyleague are part of a new project to develop facilities along the award-winning Shannon Blueway. The Flagship REDZ project was submitted by Leitrim County Council on behalf of the Upper Shannon ​Erne Future Economy (USEFE)…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland's 2016 Sponsorship Programme is now open for anyone intending to run recreational waterway and waterside events in the coming new year. Taking place annually for the past 10 years, the Waterways Ireland Sponsorship Programme has supported…
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#InlandWaters - ​Paul Moore from Tullamore took home the Over 18s award in the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan Art and Photographic Competition for his breathtaking picture of Bolands Lock house on the Grand Canal taken on a frosty winter morning.…
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#FloodRisk - The Government is "stonewalling" new flood plans for at-risk areas near inland waters in Co Galway, according to a county councillor and general election candidate. As the Galway Advertiser reports, Cllr Anne Rabbitte claims that the Office of…
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#LoughErne - Traditional boatbuilding on Lough Erne is set for a revival thanks to a £3 million lottery grant that will also support wildlife conservation on the Co Fermanagh waterway. As the Belfast Telegraph reports, the £2.9 million Heritage Lottery…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has made two new appointments to its senior staff. John Boyle has been appointed as director of business development. Formerly with the NI Fire Service, Boyle is from Derrylin, Co Fermanagh and will be based at…
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#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has gone on site at Castle Harbour in Portumna, Co Galway with a programme of works to expand the recreational and tourism capacity of the harbour area. The programme involves improvements to the harbour, service block…

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