Storm Babet

Businesses hit by Storm Babet floods may be offered up to €100,000 in emergency aid

The cabinet is set to sign off on an emergency aid package that will offer grants of up to €100,000 to the worst-affected businesses and organisations

Storm Babet struck hard last Thursday, bringing more than 120mm of rain

The government looks set to increase the amount of money that businesses worst hit by Storm Babet can claim in emergency grants to €100,000 after historic floods in Cork and Waterford last week.

Simon Coveney, the minister for enterprise, will bring a memo to cabinet on Tuesday proposing improvements to the existing flood relief scheme for businesses in the towns most impacted by a storm that brought a month’s worth of rain in just one ...