The River Tolka at Ballybough, with floodwater from a heavy rain

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3" of water fell in Dublin on Saturday afternoon, causing widespread flooding. This shows water flowing rapidly under the bridge at the Tolka River at Ballybough. Usuall the water is low enough for small wading birds to cross it.

Here’s the Tolka River at a normal level »

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