GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE ON FLOODS FACT FINDING VISIT
Members of the Government environmental committee will travel to Fermoy next month to discuss the recent flooding and to inspect the flood relief work, which is underway.
Deputy Ned O’Keeffe TD proposed that the committee should make the trip to Fermoy to see for themselves what needs to be done to prevent the damage caused by the flooding over the past few months.
“It is proposed that the committee will meet with town council and management officials and then tour some of the areas that saw such bad flooding not once, but twice, over the past months,” Deputy O’Keeffe told The Avondhu.
Many business owners who had just managed to refurbish their premises after the floods last November and were once again flooded last week are having difficulties when it comes to getting the promised relief from the government.
“I applied for relief fund when my bar was flooded last November and again last week. I have just received a letter turning me down. The flooding cost me almost €20,000 in three months and I have no guarantee that it won’t happen again, I don’t want to see anyone from the Government coming to Fermoy. It’s all too late as far as I am concerned,” Richard O’Flynn owner of The Avondhu Bar in Fermoy told The Avondhu.
The Dail environmental committee is due to arrive in Fermoy on Thursday, February 4.
Friday 22nd January 10:39am