Proactive Approach Needed To Prevent Future Flooding – IFA

Severe flooding in recent years highlights the need to take a proactive approach and initiate works to protect against future events, IFA President Joe Healy said today (Sat) at the National Flood Forum in Athlone.   Joe Healy expressed concern that the draft CFRAMS has to date addressed the protection of large towns and some […]

Over A Third Have Difficulty Finding Affordable Home Cover

Over 1 in 3 Irish homeowners have experienced difficulty in finding home insurance at an affordable price, according to recent analysis by AA Ireland. 9.82% of the near 7,000 respondents to an AA Home Insurance survey fully agreed with the statement “I have had difficulty obtaining house insurance for a fair price.” Meanwhile, a further […]

IFA Impresses On Minister Canney Need For Action On Flooding

At a meeting with OPW Minister Sean Canney, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers have an expectation that significant efforts will be made to alleviate flooding, which has become more frequent in recent times.   Joe Healy said the consultation on the recently published Draft Shannon CFRAM is an opportunity to put in place measures […]

Native Forest Restoration in the Uplands can Alleviate Flooding in the Lowlands

We are desperately in need of wise flood prevention measures that work, to quote the Chinese Emperor Yu, 3,160 years ago, whose ancient proverb reminds us “ To protect your rivers, first protect your mountains ”. The Woodland League a not for profit NGO, sympathise with affected citizens nationwide and call for a common sense reaction […]

Irish Water Compounding Flood Victims Misery – McGrath

  Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Irish Water to exhibit a greater degree of flexibility with respect to assisting victims in areas of severe flooding. Deputy McGrath was speaking from Carrick on Suir in County Tipperary where a significant proportion of homes have been badly hit by torrential rain and river flooding:   […]

Minister Must Draw Down European Union Solidarity Fund For Flooding – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on Minister Alan Kelly and Minister of State at the OPW Simon Harris to explain why they have not applied for flood prevention  assistance to the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF). Deputy McGrath was speaking as areas of Tipperary continue to witness rising levels of rain and river water, […]