Councillors are to write to the Office of Public Works (OPW) asking what type of insurance cover it has if its flood prevention projects in north Cork fail, and householders and businesses are inundated with water.
If you thought the weather couldn’t get much worse than the winter just gone by, think again. New research has found extreme seasonal conditions will be the “new-normal” by the end of this century.
I refer to yesterday’s article relating to flood damage assistance for farmers. Your readers may have gotten the mistaken impression that there has been delay in the response to the severe flooding events of December 2015 and January 2016 on the part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Senior Cork County Council officials are trying to get Inland Fisheries Ireland to alter its decision not to allow dredging of the rivers in Bandon, Clonakilty, Skibbereen, and Glanmire to go ahead.
Council officials have been told they will have to revisit plans for two major developments in East Cork, as large sections of the land earmarked for 5,000 houses, schools, and retail centres were hit with serious flooding by Storm Frank.