New Ross Flooding, County Wexford Chamber calls on Government to support affected business in New Ross

Over 40 businesses in New Ross deal with the impact of heavy downpours and flooding from Monday 15th August where 30-40mm of rain fell over a short period of time.

Deputy CEO Emma Dunphy said “On behalf of the entire business community affected in New Ross, we called on Government for supports for those whose livelihoods have been impacted by this flooding.” County Wexford Chamber urged the Department of Enterprise to immediately activate the Business Support Scheme for those affected by flooding. Today Tuesday 16th of August Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien met with some of the business community in New Ross and assured them that supports are in place to help minimise the lasting damage of the flooding on the local community.

Supports for these businesses are critical in assisting the affected businesses to get back up and running, alleviate some of the hardship suffered by small businesses, thereby protecting jobs in our local community.”

President of County Wexford Chamber Brendan Crowley said “I would like to commend the resilience shown by the business community here in New Ross where business were assisting one another in this time of need and a huge thank you to Wexford County Council and frontline emergency services who worked so hard to assist the local community both during and after the freak weather event.