Clerys Damage Assessment Ongoing Following Flooding

Clerys department store in Dublin is expected to remain closed over the weekend after flooding caused when part of its roof collapsed.

The damage to the store is still being assessed, with black plastic remaining over the windows.

The heavy rainfall also caused damage to the roof of the Mater Hospital, with a number of patients needing to be moved to other departments.

Other damage caused includes the collapse of a section of Portland Lock along Royal Canal; flooding on in Oldcastle, Co Meath at Church St and St Bridget's Terrace; extensive damage to houses and shops on Main Street in Midleton; and the suspension of DART service Between Bray and Greystones due to power line damage.


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