16/01/2014

Environment Minister Estimates Storm Damage Repair Bill

The cost of repairs to roads, piers and harbours damaged by the recent severe weather has been estimated at €65m, the Government has announced.

Environment Minister Phil Hogan unveiled the first estimated cost of repair at the Dáil on Thursday, adding that the worst affected areas were counties Clare and Galway.

For these areas along the estimated repair bill is some €41m.

It is understood that the government is seeking different funding opportunities, including the EU solidarity fund.

(MH/JP)

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