Donegal businesses urged to apply for Storm Desmond flooding support

cork floodsThe Government has announced that businesses who couldn't get insurance and who have been affected by Storm Desmond are to get emergency payments of up to 5 thousand euro.

The 5 million euro fund is to be administered by the Red Cross.

The money - which can be for un-vouched expenses - will be made available almost immediately and be in bank accounts before Christmas.

A second allocation - which must be vouched - will be available in the New Year.

Donegal Government Deputy Dinny McGinley says this is some good news for businesses in Donegal affected by the storm: