Flooded homes arise from political patronage and incompetenc

That’s the view of a planning consultant expressed in an article in The Irish Times.

http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/flooded-homes-arise-from-political-patronage-and-incompetence-1.2480483

Other interesting links on the subject:

http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/we-need-a-holistic-approach-to-flood-management-inhfa

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/planting-native-trees-can-help-battle-to-control-flooding-374977.html

https://www.buglife.org.uk/news-&-events/news/wildlife-charity-‘giving-a-dam’-about-climate-change-and-flood-prevention

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There is no PLANet B – Where to now for Irish Climate Policy?

That’s the title of this year’s Wexford Lions Club Inaugural President’s Lecture on February 9, at 7.30PM in Clayton Whites Hotel

Climate Change has received unprecedented media coverage in Ireland over the last six weeks. During this time the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act has come into law and the historic Paris Agreements were adopted at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21). Meanwhile at home there have been serious and persistent flooding incidents across the entire country with people being forced to leave their homes and facing serious clean-up costs. Minister Brendan Howlin has said that relocation programmes and large levies on insurance policies may both have to be considered to tackle future floods.
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