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Friday 18 April 2014

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

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

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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