TOP STORIES - Storm Frank Flooding
Minister of State at the Office of Public Works has said that it is a "reality" that flood relief schemes take a number of years to deliver. Simon Harris said a national capital flood plan is in place, but it will take several years to implement.
Some East Cork families will be seeing in 2016 in five-star accommodation after their homes were swamped by flood waters, while eels were yesterday swimming down streets in Midleton as Storm Frank took its toll on the region.
- Cork City Fire Service has today warned motorists about the dangers of driving through floods and standing waters.
- ESB Networks says that just over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power this morning as a result of Storm Frank.
- Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed that he will be visiting some of the areas affected by the recent storms.
- Met Éireann says that heavy rain and winds are likely to continue for at least the next week, which could cause further problems for flooded areas.
More information on the above topics can be found in our live updates story here as we have it.
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