Kilkenny City businesses are counting the cost of recent flooding with some hit for the first time in a century.
Firefighters were called to High Street yesterday afternoon where a number of premises discovered their basements underwater.
At the monthly meeting of the county council Councillor Andrew McGuinness called for a closer look at the drainage system:
“All of these shores should be pumped on a regular basis and cleaned and ready for an emergency, but there’s basements in High Street that have never flooded in 100 years, that have flooded and are a huge problem for the business owners, they’re down there trying to clear them out and that has to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. There must be a bigger problem down there if this is what’s after happening, after no floods in 100 years in some of those buildings.”