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Two-thirds of us don't think the government has handled the flooding crisis properly

Dissatisfaction with the response is highest in Munster.

Emergency workers remove a car in the area of Corbally in Limerick yesterday.
Emergency workers remove a car in the area of Corbally in Limerick yesterday.
Image: Niall Carson

OVER TWO THIRDS of people don’t believe the government has handled the recent flooding crisis adequately.

That’s according to results of a new poll carried out on behalf of Claire Byrne Live by Amárach Research.

The government’s National Coordination Group on Severe Weather has been meeting regularly to respond to the recent storms and flooding, and the Defence Forces have been mobilised to help people in the worst hit areas.

The government announced last week that €5 million in aid would be made available to businesses who have been unable to get flood risk insurance.

And speaking at the weekend the minister responsible for the OPW, Simon Harris, said the government planned to spend over €430m on flood relief projects over the next five years.

According to the poll results, released tonight, 71% of people don’t believe the flooding has been handled adequately.

16% believe the response has been adequate, while 13% don’t know.

Dissatisfaction with the response is highest in Munster, where 76% of people told the polling company they weren’t happy with how the crisis is being handled.

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