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Ireland: Government likely to bear almost entire repair bill for storm damage

January 16, 2014 - 6:00am

The Irish government may have to bear almost the entire multimillion-euro repair bill following recent storms, The Irish Times reported.

Total damage must surpass €800 million ($1.1 billion) for the country to qualify for aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund. Damage to public amenities in Clare, Galway, Waterford, Mayo and Kerry is estimated at €65 million. Damage to private property, usually insured, is estimated at up to €250 million.

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