Funding boost for Cork County Council to deal with aftermath of severe weather â

Cork County Council is to receive a funding boost of €443,000 to deal with the aftermath of the severe weather this winter according to Cork South West Fianna Fáil TD Christy O’Sullivan.

“I’ve just been informed that Cork County Council will be awarded €443,000 in supplementary funding to assist them in meeting the costs of the recent severe winter weather conditions.”

“The weather this winter was unprecedented and the work of local authority staff, the army and local volunteers was exemplary. Older and vulnerable people were particularly looked after and everyone who helped out, volunteered and worked beyond their hours must be commended.”

“However, the aftermath of the weather and rapid thaw has placed a huge burden on Cork County Council as they worked to deal with it in the light of reduced budgets. I was pressing for funding to be provided for Cork in light of this and I’m delighted that I managed to secure extra funding.”

“I am hopeful that this funding will come as a boost to Cork County Council and the people of South West Cork. I’m also pleased that they will have the discretion to spend it where necessary,” concluded Deputy O’Sullivan.

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