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Cork councils to receive €700,000 for flood clean-up

Three councils will receive the funding to help clean up the city and county after last month’s flooding.

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CORK COUNCILS ARE to receive hundreds of thousands of euro to help with the post-flood clean-up.

The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan TD announced that he is to provide financial assistance amounting to €700,000 to Cork local authorities.

He will provide €300,000 to Clonakilty Town Council, €150,000 to Cork City Council and €250,000 to Cork County Council “in recognition of the exceptional costs to be met by the councils”.

Minister Hogan said that he was happy to able to make some financial contribution to the costs of dealing with the flooding events in the three local authority areas.

He added:

Responding to unforeseeable and exceptional emergency events places significant added pressure on local authority budgets. The €700,000 that I am making available today will provide necessary financial support to the local authorities concerned.

The Minister also thanked the local authority employees for “the effective responses taken at local level”.

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Homes and businesses were affected by the floods, which hit a number of areas of Cork at the end of June. The most badly affected areas were Clonakilty and Douglas.

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