Sunday 20 April 2014

Dublin City Council estimate a €100,000 pay-out for storm damage

Friday 10 January 2014. CCJ: Sabrina Cummins, Ringsend Park, Dublin. Charged with murder of Thomas Horan.
Sabrina Cummins, outside the CCJ. Photo: Doug O'Connor

Dublin City Council has estimated that it will be forced to pay out €100,000 to repair the damage caused by the deadly storm on January 3.

The council is understood to the first local authority to detail the financial costs of the storm, which caused up to €300m worth of damage nationwide.

A report by senior management, seen by, indicates that much stronger flood defences will be required at Clontarf.

The seaside town was one of the worst hit by the bad weather and has been flooded several times in the past.

“A more sustainable solution is urgently required if the flooding risk at this location is to be mitigated,” according to senior engineer Michael Phillips.

The comments will alarm residents in Clontarf who previously mounted major opposition to plans for a permanent flood wall along the promenade.

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