More Recognition Given To Farm Losses On Flooded Land – IFA

IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has welcomed the new criteria issued by the Office of Public Works (OPW) for determining whether and to what extent projects will get supported under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.   Padraic Joyce said IFA raised this issue some time ago and had presented detailed […]

Minister for OPW Will Tour South Tipp Flood Sites – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath is set to welcome Minister of State at the Office of Public Works (OPW) Sean Canney to Tipperary. Minister Canney who is visiting the county at the request of Deputy McGrath will tour Kilsheelan, Cahir and the surrounding areas that have been affected by this year’s severe flooding: “I am delighted […]

Flood-hit Families Face €27k Damages, Says AA

AA Home Insurance data shows that the storms of last winter affected over 700 households and cost approximately €20 million. The average size of an insurance claim for damage was €27,000. The insured loss to businesses was a further €30 million, and the damage to infrastructure may ultimately exceed €120 million when all repairs are […]

Floods: EU Commission statement following meeting with Minister Alan Kelly

Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, and Irish Environment Minister Alan Kelly in Brussels Just finished meeting today in Brussels (20th January) EU Commissioner for the Environment, Karmenu Vella and Irish Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly held a productive discussion on Flood management. Commissioner Vella noted the progress Ireland was […]

EU Habitats Directive Must Not Be A Barrier To Action On Flooding

IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley has said the Government must not allow the EU Habitats Directive to be a barrier to remedial works urgently required on many of our river systems.   Speaking in advance of today’s Dáil debate, at which IFA will be present, Tom Turley welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s commitment that a […]