Government to provide financial support to those affected by floods

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The government will provide financial and humanitarian support for property owners and small businesses which have been affected by recent flooding.

A new scheme will provide assistance for small businesses, sports clubs, community and voluntary organisations unable to secure flood insurance and affected by the floods, which devastated parts of the Midlands and western counties this week.

The scheme will provide these groups and business with the costs of returning them to their pre-flood condition, including the replacement of flooring, fixtures and fittings and damaged stock where relevant.

It will provide a contribution of up to €5,000, depending on the scale of damage incurred, and is anticipated that these initial payments will meet the needs of those affected.

-Noah Harte