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Lynch welcomes Minister O'Neill's flood assistance programme

10 March, 2016 - by Seán Lynch

Sinn Féin MLA Sean Lynch has welcomed a new emergency flood assistance programme announced today by Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill. 

The Fermanagh South/Tyrone said; 

"The recent flooding brought huge problems for many in rural communities, particularly in Fermanagh. 

"Today's announcement from my party colleague, Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill of the Emergency Financial Assistance Scheme for non-domestic properties is welcome news. 

"This will include small businesses, community groups and farms who experienced flooding recently. 

"They will now be eligible for a one-off payment of £1,000 to help them recover. 

"I want to commend the minister for this latest announcement in support of flood-hit communities. 

"This is further evidence of Sinn Féin's commitment to improve the lives of those living in rural communities and those involved in agriculture." Ends/Críoch

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