Taoiseach pledges support for businesses devastated by Cork floods

Cork City Council asked road users to avoid low lying areas of Cork city centre until 11am this morning, due to serious flooding

Damage estimated to run into millions of euro

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20 October 2020 | 0

Government will ensure supports are provided to businesses affected by the flooding which occurred in Cork, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said.

Under existing humanitarian and business schemes, the Cabinet agreed to provide the required supports to those retailers and businesses affected.

“This latest flood event is deeply distressing for business owners in the city,” the Taoiseach said.

“This is a critical time for traders, and they are now facing into another clean-up operation following this morning’s flooding. Myself and my Cabinet colleagues discussed the situation in Cork and agreed that all the necessary supports will be made available to those affected by this morning’s floods.”

The Taoiseach said government would ensure the schemes are activated without delay and encouraged business owners to apply for funding.

With damage estimated to run into millions of euro, the Taoiseach added the latest flooding “is further evidence of the need to progress flood defence works in the city to prevent such flooding occurrences in the future”.

The streets affected are the South Mall, Oliver Plunkett Street, Malboro Street, Princes Street, Pembroke Street and extending onto Patrick Street.



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