Taoiseach: Govt 'have no intention' of levying households for those unable to get flood insurance

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ruled out a levy on householders to deal with those who have been unable to get flood insurance.

Hundreds of homes and businesses have been unable to get insurance because of previous flood events.

The Government has made €15m available in two schemes as a result of flooding in the past two weeks.

Amid calls to force the insurance industry to provide cover, Mr Kenny has told the Dáil that cannot result in extra costs for households.

He said: "Clearly we'll look at this, and I want to make it clear the Government have no intention of putting further levies on householders for insurance schemes.

"The scheme in England excluded houses after 2009 and excluded small businesses.

"That is not a model that would work here."


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