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Minister Simon Harris says concern is still high that more homes may flood as levels on the river Shannon peak.
The waterway is expected to reach peak levels over the next 24 hours and communities remain on alert, particularly in Athlone.
The National Front failed to build on first round leads in the French regional elections and did not win any councils, according to exit polls.
Marine Le Pen's far-right party had been leading in three target regions heading into Sunday's run-off.
17 women have won municipal councils seat in the country's first ever election open to female voters and candidates.
The first was Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi, who was elected to the council of Madrakah, in the city of Mecca.
A 6-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital after being overcome by fumes at her home in Ennistymon, Co Clare.
The young girl was said to be suffering from breathing difficulties after she accidentally inhaled a chemical understood to be bleach.
Leinster were defeated by the reigning Champions Cup winners Toulon in what is their third defeat in a row in the pool stages of the competition. The defeat all but destroys their chances of making the last eight of the Champions Cup.