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O’Neill to meet Beragh flooding victims tonight

25 October, 2011 - by Michelle O'Neill

Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill will meet with flooding victims from West Tyrone in Beragh tonight at the request of Pat Doherty MP, MLA (West Tyrone).

Mr Doherty said:

“This flooding is not a one off situation, it’s a recurring one that needs to be addressed. I have therefore requested that Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill meet with those residents affected every time we have unusually heavy rainfalls. I know that the residents will welcome the fact that she has agreed to meet them in Beragh tonight.

“I will also be meeting with the Rivers Agency this afternoon to brief them on the extent of the flooding and to listen to its proposals for addressing the problem. I will be requesting that Rivers Agency also send representatives to this evening’s meeting with the residents to answer their questions and explain how they intend to prevent any recurrence of this problem.

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