Saturday 25 March 2017

'Invisible' Kenny under fire from flood victims

Amelia Caulfield rows along the street in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, after her home was flooded when the swollen River Nore burst its banks. Photo: Pat Moore
Amelia Caulfield rows along the street in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny, after her home was flooded when the swollen River Nore burst its banks. Photo: Pat Moore

Greg Harkin

Angry flood victims have criticised Taoiseach Enda Kenny for not being more visible among communities which have suffered worst in the flooding crisis.

Mr Kenny's spokesman said he had, in fact, visited flood victims in Co Mayo in recent days.

But the IFA said the Taoiseach's failure to be seen out meeting flood victims across the country was in stark contrast to the reaction of his British counterpart, David Cameron, to floods in the UK.

Thousands of homes were without power yesterday as Storm Frank battered the country - and there's more to come.

Irish Independent

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