Murphy’s fears on flooding

Eugene Murphy, the Fianna Fáil TD, has issued a warning that many parts of counties Roscommon and Galway are only a week’s rainfall from another flooding crisis.

  He made the comments during a motion he brought before the Dáil last week when he called on Seán Canney, Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OFW), to outline what action had been taken to alleviate the ongoing impact of the damage caused by last winter’s floods.

  Deputy Murphy, his party’s junior spokesman for OPW and flood relief, said he was “extremely disappointed” by the minister’s response. He said that the Government had shown a “lack of imagination” and was “devoid of any real understanding of the reality of the ongoing situation on the ground”.