Flooding scheme offers €200,000 to homeowners
The Government has allocated an estimated average of €200,000 per household who want to voluntarily relocate if their home is at risk of flooding.
Homeowners who have suffered flooding between December 2015 and January 2016 and are at risk of future flooding can access funding as part of the Voluntary Homeowner Relocation Scheme.
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Sean Canney described the €2m fund as a "humanitarian aid scheme".
He said that identifying homeowners under the scheme involved a two-stage process; the OPW will work with the local authorities using their knowledge in relation to the homes that flooded and face future risk of flooding.