Harris: Cost of flood clean up will be over €8 million

Minister says funding to crisis hit communities will have to be stepped up

4th January, 2016
Simon Harris updates reporters on crisis Pic: MerrionStreet.ie

The cost of the clean-up after the country's recent floods will be more than €8 million, Simon Harris has revealed.

But Harris, who is Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, said the extent of the damage is unclear and funding allocated to local authorities to deal with the aftermath will have to be increased.

Harris also said ministers are also considering making grants available to help homeowners build flood protection...

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