Areas along the River Shannon are bracing themselves for possible flooding as Met Eireann issues a status yellow rain warning.

 

The alert for 15 counties comes into effect from tomorrow night at 8pm with up to 25 millimetres of rain expected to fall.

 

Farmland around Athlone and Carrick-on-Shannon is underwater, with representatives in each area saying they'll be relying on flood defences in the next couple of days.

 

Junior Minister for Flood Relief Kevin 'Boxer' Moran says councils are ready to react:

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