Tuesday 5 May 2015

Kenny: Cork flood defences to cost between €50m and €100m

Published 05/02/2014 | 12:55

Heavy flooding on Oliver Plunkett street, Cork city.
Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Heavy flooding on Oliver Plunkett street, Cork city. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Heavy flooding on the Grand Parade, Cork city. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Flooding on Cork City's streets last night (Photo: Thomas Goulding)
Flooding on Cork City's streets last night (Photo: Thomas Goulding)
CIT Kayak Club take a field trip during heavy flooding on Cork city's Grand Parade. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Store pumps flood water during heavy flooding on Oliver Plunkett street, Cork city. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Heavy flooding on Oliver Plunkett street, Cork city
A woman walks through flood water in Cork city.
A car in flood water in Cork city
Flooding on Cork City's streets last night (Photo: Thomas Goulding)
Serious flooding on Cork city's Grand Parade. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision
Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says building flood defences in Cork will cost between €50m and €100m.

Mr Kenny said Environment Minister Phil Hogan is the line minister in charge of the Government response to floods.

The Taoiseach said Mr Hogan and OPW minister Brian Hayes are due to visit a number of areas affected by the flooding.

Mr Kenny offered “congratulations” to communities and groups who have reacted to flooding, working with the emergency services.

“I’ll tell you this much. There’ll be no more planning for flood plains,” he said.

Fionnan Sheahan

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