The government says decisions will be made shortly about the allocation of flood relief funding to sports clubs and other community organisations impacted by August's flooding in Inishowen and East Donegal.
The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport says sports clubs unable to secure insurance were coveree under a Red Cross administered scheme announced by the Department of Defence.
In relation to clubs impacted by the flooding but whose damage was deemed to be outside the terms of the Irish Red Cross Scheme, requests for assistance were received by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport from a number of clubs.
They were asked for further information, including quotations for the necessary repair work, with tomorrow set as the deadline for receipt of that information.
Once that information is received, the Department says recommendations on what assistance should be provided will be made and the relevant clubs will be contacted.
Department statement in full -
In relation to sports clubs impacted by the flooding episode in Donegal, the Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Mr. Paul Kehoe TD, previously announced a scheme to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to organisations (including sporting bodies) unable to secure flood insurance. Accordingly, in the first instance, sporting organisation affected by the floods were advised to contact the Irish Red Cross who are administering the scheme.
In relation to sports clubs impacted by the flooding but whose damage was deemed to be outside the terms of the Irish Red Cross Scheme, requests for assistance were received by this Department from a number of clubs in the area. These clubs were written to on the 13th October requesting, inter alia, quotations for the cost of the necessary repair work. The deadline for receipt of this information is Wednesday the 25th October. Once all of this information is received, recommendations on what assistance should be provided will be made and the Department will be in touch with the relevant clubs again.