Reform of the insurance sector is long overdue, but one of the most visible injustices is the refusal of flood insurance. Homes and business are often denied this vital cover which worsen the effects and worry over flooding. This issue is even more disgraceful when communities that have had a flood relief scheme installed cannot access flood insurance. With millions of public money spent on the schemes, the residents and business in the area should be entitled to reasonable cover.
Building on the work carried out by community groups in Skibbereen, Bandon, and other areas, I’ll be introducing a Flood Insurance Bill to the Dáil to ensure access for areas covered by flood relief schemes. I will be holding a public meeting on Monday 10th May on the topic with input from affect communities.
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