EU regional funds could be used to help
build flood defences. That’s according to the Independent MEP Marian Harkin.
She says she got reassurances from the previous EU Commissioner for Regional
policy that Ireland could use EU regional funds to build flood barriers. Ms
Harkin is calling on the Government to establish an overall body responsible
for flood prevention to ensure places like the Shannon region don’t suffer from
the kind of flood damage they have endured recently.
Out words: the Shannon