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The Grand Parade in Cork City under flood waters in November 2009. Picture: Brian Lougheed
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HOMEOWNERS devastated by the 2009 Cork flood, many of whom are still dealing with repairs, have called on the ESB to accept Monday’s court ruling and offer compensation to end their six-year wait for justice.


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