During a visit to the city last Thursday, Deputy Adams praised the local community who have been dealing with the consequences of severe flooding over the past two weeks. He was accompanied on his visit to St Mary‘s Park and the Kings Island by local Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan.
“This is a proud working class community which has shown great resilience in the face of recent flood damage. The great work of local people, especially women, in looking after their neighbours has been phenomenal,” said Deputy Adams.
The Sinn Fein leader said it was time the efforts of the local community were matched by an urgent response from state agencies to ensure citizens who have been adversely affected by the floods receive their entitlements.
“The immediate needs are to ensure that the 80 families who have been displaced can be got back into their houses as soon as possible and that emergency repairs are completed speedily.
“Most of the affected households in Kings Island have been denied flood insurance cover. This issue needs to be dealt with as a matter of priority,” he concluded.