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Ní Riada calls for immediate emergency funding to deal with flooding

3 February, 2014 - by Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Sinn Féin’s EU candidate for Ireland South, Liadh Ní Riada has urged the government to act swiftly in releasing emergency funding to deal with the damage caused due to flooding over the last few days.

She has also called on the Government to immediately apply to the European Solidarity Fund for additional funding in order to address the scale of the damage.

Ni Riada said:

“The is the second time since the start of the year that we have seen extensive damage caused to communities, homes and businesses due to storms and flooding.

“The people of Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Clare and Waterford are experiencing a great deal of disruption and hardship today.

“The government must act swiftly in ensuring that emergency funding is released immediately in order to ensure that the affected areas receive the aid that is now badly needed.

“Furthermore, the government must ensure that the money allocated to emergency funding is sufficient to deal with the size of the problem.

“It would be madness if the government failed to apply to the European Solidarity Fund for additional funding. It would go a long way to alleviating the hardship being experienced as result of these storms.”

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