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‘I’m getting out of here’ - Rathangan woman flooded out of home

Jack kelly, Agnes Maloney, Bill Dowling and Maggie Doyle at St Patricks Park Rathangan. Photo. Jimmy Fullam.

Jack kelly, Agnes Maloney, Bill Dowling and Maggie Doyle at St Patricks Park Rathangan. Photo. Jimmy Fullam.

A Rathangan woman has slammed Kildare County Council’s treatment of her as a “disgrace” after flood waters entered her house over the weekend.

It’s the second time in seven months that Agnes Maloney’s house, 544 St. Patrick’s Park, Rathangan has been flooded.

The house next door was also flooded. It occurred at about 7pm on Saturday evening,

“The shores outside can’t handle the amount of water involved,” she explained.

“Water came in the front and the back door and there’s human excrement all over the house,” she told the Leinster Leader.

“I’m getting out of here. They can put me up in a hotel and pay for it,” she added.

Agnes, who lives alone has been forced to live upstairs in her house since the flooding.

“It’s a disgrace the way they’re treating me,” she concluded.

The Leinster Leader spoke with Agnes again yesterday afternoon, Monday, July 21, and she said that a Council engineer had called to her house and assessed it. “They think it’s not something they can fix. They’ll be boarding up the house,” she said.

“Works to address the flooding issue in St Patricks Park were to be included in the main tender for Remedial and Energy upgrade works in the upper section of the estate,” a spokesperson for Kildare County Council explained. “However following the recent flooding these works were prioritised ahead of the main tender. Due to various existing site conditions the solution is complex to deliver, however Kildare County Council is working to deliver a timely solution.”

Council discusses Rathangan regeneration - page 12

 

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