€13.5 million needed for flood repairs

first_imgNewsLocal News€13.5 million needed for flood repairsBy Alan Jacques – April 4, 2014 749 Twitter TAGSEnvironment Minister Phil HoganFianna FáilLimerick city councilLimerick County CouncilMusic LimerickRiver ShannonWillie O’Dea Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Advertisement WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Facebook Email Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch center_img Previous article1913 lockout takes Limerick students to New YorkNext articleFairgreen filing station closes with loss of eight jobs Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Print Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Willie O’DeaTHE Government has been asked to approve €13.5 million in funding for Limerick local authorities to repair damage caused by floods earlier this year.According to the city and county councils, €5 million is needed to replace damaged buildings and infrastructure and a further €8.5 million required for flood defence work.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Local Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has urged Environment Minister Phil Hogan to expedite Limerick City and County Councils application for funding to assist the reparation programme to rebuild the worst hit communities.And he insists that the Government needs to put in place a tangible flood defence system so that the city and county can be protected from the River Shannon.“More than 2,000 people are still trying to get their homes repaired and the city and county councils have now applied for additional funding to accelerate the work,” he said.“The people of Kings Island and Corbally rallied around and helped each other while the Government stood back like an outside observer. This was not the first time Limerick experienced serious flood damage, and yet the Minister for the Environment made no attempt to address the issue,” he claimed. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedinlast_img

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