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Insurance companies failing flood hit homes in Donegal - Mary Lou McDonald TD

30 August, 2017 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD has today called on the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief to ensure that insurance companies deliver on their responsibilities to policy holders in flood hit homes in Donegal.

The Dublin Central TD said:

“During my visit to Inishowen yesterday I met a number of families whose homes have been destroyed by last week’s floods.  These families are heartbroken and deeply traumatised. Those with home insurance are already experiencing difficulty securing policy entitlements. This is absolutely unacceptable.

“Following the floods the Government pledged to support all those affected and this commitment must be delivered on.

"The solutions needed for flood victims are complex and require supports from government and local agencies beyond what is currently being provided by the humanitarian schemes.  

“It is critical that the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief put in place all necessary funding and supports for these flood victims, and he demands that insurance companies deliver on their responsibilities to their policy holders in Donegal."

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