Thursday February 27, 2020

The west is crying out for flood defence investment

Investing in flood defences now will benefit the exchequer financially in the long term

4th January, 2018
Gale force winds hit Lahinch during storm Ophelia last year. Pic: Rolling News

The west’s awake. Of course it is. Many people there are still battling flood waters that threaten their homes and businesses yet again. Flash flooding and gusts of 155km/h wreaked havoc on the country on Tuesday night, and homeowners and business people are counting the cost of another extreme weather event.

I grew up near Lahinch in Co Clare. Now photos of the seaside town being battered with crashing waves are becoming...

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