Thursday February 20, 2020

Government pays out €9m to councils after flooding and storms

The cost of dealing with the damage caused by Ophelia alone last October was over €7 million

31st December, 2017
Damage caused by hurricane Ophelia in Kinsale earlier this year Pic: RollingNews.ie

The government paid out nearly €9 million to local authorities to deal with the fallout from a number of severe weather events in the latter half of this year, including Storm Ophelia.

The cost of dealing with the damage caused by Ophelia alone last October was over €7 million, according to Department of Housing and Local Government figures. Other severe weather events included the flooding in the Inishowen peninsula in Donegal last August and flooding...

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