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Awards ceremony to salute Bandon’s local flood heroes

THE many volunteers and members of the emergency services who came to the rescue of Bandon during its double flooding episodes last December, are to be honoured at the 27th Annual West Cork Community Awards ceremony to be held in Bandon on Friday 8th April.

Councillor calls for emergency flooding legislation

DUNMANWAY based independent county councillor Declan Hurley has called on the Government to introduce emergency legislation to deal with the flooding crisis, which has ravaged the county in recent weeks. Cllr Hurley said, “The Government needs to introduce emergency legislation immediately to facilitate the cleaning, dredging and maintenance of rivers and waterways, which would override obstacles that are in place, which currently hinders or prevents this type of work.

West Cork flood damage bill will be up to €3 million says council

Flood damage in Goleen. Pic: Cllr Michael Collins THE spectre of flooding has already impacted on communities across West Cork and Kerry with the south west of the country enduring sustained heavy rain in the second week of September that led to spot flooding and damage in several locations. The worst affected areas where the Beara, Mizen and Sheep’s Head peninsulas and Ballineen and Dunamanway areas where roads were impassable

Storm Christine batters West Cork

GALE force winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and giant waves were the order of the day as Storm Christine battered West Cork heralding the New Year with a bang.   Trees and power lines were down across the region with coastal flooding, spot flooding inland and structural damage reported in a number of locations.

Funding for flood repairs to local roads

LOCAL independent councillor Declan Hurley has confirmed that funding has been diverted to address a number of local roads in the greater Dunmanway area which were damaged in the recent severe flash floods. In particular roads in Haremount, Monavadda and Derryleigh had to be closed to traffic due to the severity of the damage.

Clonakilty Flood Relief Fund now open

THE Clonakilty Flood Relief Fund was set up earlier this week at Clonakilty Credit Union in the aftermath of the recent serve flooding. The fund was initiated by Town Mayor Cllr. Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin who approached representatives of local experienced and well-respected organisations who have a long history of administering financial aid to the people of Clonakilty to manage the fund.