Minister orders Meath councillors to reverse rezoning of flood plains

Plans to authorise development in flood risk areas, including for housing elderly people, are to be shelved

Flooding in Athlone: the Minister of State for Local Government has ordered Co Meath councillors to reverse the rezoning of land for development in flood-risk areas such as Summerhill, Slane, Athboy and Dunshaughlin Picture: Rollingnews