Sunday 18 March 2018

Government to give €70m for flood and storm damage

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

The Government is going to give €70m to councils to cover the cost of damage from the storms and floods.

The funding is in addition to €25m humanitarian fund being given to victims of the floods.

The €70m will go mostly to local authorities.

Environment Minister Phil Hogan briefed the Cabinet about the damage caused by the storms over the past six weeks.

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