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Seeley welcomes £1.3m Executive funding for flood prevention

11 January, 2016 - by Liam Mackle

Sinn Féin councillor Catherine Seeley has welcomed the Executive's decision to spend £1.3 million on flood prevention measures. 

Councillor Seeley said; 

"Today's decision by the Executive to spend the full £1.3 million of additional funding on flood prevention measures is welcome. 

"I visited some of those who were affected by recent flooding at Oxford Island on the shores of Lough Neagh and know the challenges they face. 

"It is important that further preventative measures in preparation for flooding incidents in the future. 

"My party colleague, Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill has been to the fore in dealing with the recent flooding. 

"She will now work with other ministers to bring forward proposals looking at further options to support flood-hit communities. 

"This is further evidence of Sinn Féin's commitment of ensuring the Executive delivers for local people."

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