55 years of Irish flooding in 40 pictures
Published 10/12/2015 | 08:33
Flooding in the aftermath of Storm Desmond is the latest extreme weather to hit Ireland - but it's not a new phenomenon.
Ireland has been suffering from floods for years - and the lessons don't seem to have been learned over that time.
A selection of photos encompassing fifty-four years of flooding are in the gallery above.
Select areas show a recurrence of flooding over several years - in particular, photosets of floodwater passing Clontarf's flood defences, which was a prominent feature of Storm Christine in 2014.
Road signs have also borne the brunt of the flooding across the country for over fifty years - several photographs, taken years apart, show road signs struggling under the pressure of the floodwater.
New homeowners attempting to stem floodwater is another reoccurring theme in the photographs, which leads the question - is the possibility of flooding considered when housing estates are built?
It seems the only thing that has changed in 55 years is our attitude to the floods, as illustrated by optimistic Cork wakeboarder David O' Caoimh.
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