56. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Defence if he will extend the remit of the scheme he announced on 10 December 2015, for small businesses affected by flooding, in order that more businesses may apply, as currently funding is only available for businesses that are located within an area that pays local authority commercial rates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 2740/16 asked on 26 Jan 2016 - Flood Relief Schemes Funding)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Simon Coveney): The Government approved the allocation of €5m to be distributed as emergency humanitarian support to small businesses and community, sporting and voluntary bodies which through no fault of their own have been unable to secure flood insurance and have been flooded recently. 
The scheme, which is being administered by the Irish Red Cross Society, provides a once-off ex gratia contribution towards the costs of returning a business premises to its pre-...

66. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Defence the status of the funding available from his Department for compensation works in relation to flooding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1831/16 asked on 26 Jan 2016 - Flood Relief Schemes Funding)

Minister for Defence (Deputy Simon Coveney): The Government approved the allocation of €5m to be distributed as emergency humanitarian support to small businesses and community, sporting and voluntary bodies which through no fault of their own have been unable to secure flood insurance and have been flooded recently. 
The scheme, which is being administered by the Irish Red Cross Society, provides a once-off ex gratia contribution towards the costs of repair of damage incurred by organisations ...