Recent flooding in Midleton and Ballinacurra after extremely heavy rainfall, causing extensive damage to businesses and private property, has led to calls for investigation and action says Cork East Fine Gael TD, David Stanton.

Speaking yesterday, David Stanton said that if current infrastructure is not adequate to cope with such heavy rainfall then it needs to be upgraded.

“It is not fair that businesses and households endure damage and hardship. I have been in contact with Cork County Council and with the Office of Public Works and have been informed that an investigation is to be carried out and a report on the flooding compiled. I want this report to be published and, if needed, for action to be taken to ensure that this type of incident does not occur again.”