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Farmers in east Galway must be "adequately compensated" for the damage and loss of earnings they have suffered due to the winter floods, especially as their "livelihoods’ are in jeopardy", and many will not qualify for relief funding.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed new measures introduced by Government this week to tackle the aftermath of the flooding, including the roll-out of a pilot flood protection scheme in Crossmolina.
Cahermore, the small townland located between Labane and Kinvara has been very much in the news this week due to the construction of a channel in the area which could potentially have a huge effect on future flooding in South Galway. The channel, which was dug last week following the go-ahead from Galway Couty Council, is almost three miles long and runs from Cahermore to the sea. It has been critical in ensuring that a huge number of homes in the surrounding area have been spared from going under water.
A public consultation meeting will take place in Ballinasloe on Monday to discuss new flood maps for the area.
Dep Colm Keaveney has written to the Taoiseach requesting an urgent recall of the Dáil to debate measures necessary to address the national flooding crisis.
Deputy Denis Naughten has called on the National Emergency Co-ordination group to direct Bord Na Mona to let its bogs in the Midlands flood to ease the pressure of mounting flood waters.
The HSE has set up a helpline for those feeling emotionally overwhelmed by the devastation caused by the recent severe flooding.
Flood defences will have to be maintained throughout the Christmas holidays and possibly into the new year, Westmeath County Council has revealed.