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Minister to bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow, outlining a new voluntary relocation scheme for homeowners

Hundreds of families living in flood-prone areas could be given up to €200,000 to relocate under plans to be considered by the Government this week.

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Galway East based Seán Canney is to bring a memo to Cabinet tomorrow, outlining a new voluntary relocation scheme for homeowners. The proposals would apply to flooded households that cannot access insurance, whose residential property is not sustainable and where there is no alternative solution.

The scheme is expected to cost an initial €2 million, which was allocated in Budget 2017.

It is expected that the scheme will initially focus primarily on those whose homes have been rendered uninhabitable due to the floods in the winters of 2015 and 2016. 

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