Farmers with land at risk of flooding are being urged to make a submission on a consultation launched by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

Farmers and rural communities are facing repeated bouts of flooding due to inadequate Government intervention, according to Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Eugene Murphy TD.

Farms at risk

“Farm land is at particular risk. I have met with many members of the farming community who yearly have their lands put out of use due to flooding. Not only is there damage done to lands, there is a risk to livestock and farm buildings,” he said.

“I would encourage those under threat from flooding to make their views known to the report through submissions. Flooding has become an annual disaster for businesses and communities. The Government must improve the actions carried out in this area.”

More information on the consultation can be found by clicking here.

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