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July 11, 2023

Minister Norma Foley TD welcomes new humanitarian assistance scheme for Kerry businesses, community, voluntary and sporting organisations affected by recent flooding

Further to today’s meeting of Ministers, Minister Norma Foley TD has welcomed a new humanitarian scheme which will provide up to €200,000 for small businesses, community, voluntary and sporting bodies who, through no fault of their own, had been unable to obtain flood insurance and were affected by recent floods in Kerry in June 2023.

This new scheme will provide much-needed funds to these organisations to carry out essential repairs to their businesses and to return premises to their pre-flood conditions. The scheme will be administered by the Irish Red Cross and affected organisations will be able to apply through the Irish Red Cross website shortly.  

Minister Foley commented:

“Unfortunately flooding can strike at the most unexpected time, and it can cause huge destruction. The impacts of flooding are particularly severe for those who have been unable to obtain insurance cover, and it is hugely welcome and important that today cabinet has agreed supports for these organisations in particular. This will ensure these organisations receive the vital support that they need to carry out repairs and get back to delivering for their communities.”

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