Paul Philpott at the rear of his property outside Fermoy, which was severely flooded during the recent storms. He has called on the Council to re-locate him. (Eoin Scanlon)

While the flood defence system in Fermoy has been lauded for successfully keeping the town dry and open during Storms Desmond and Frank last month, not everyone has been singing its praises.

Paul Philpott says his property on the R666 between Fermoy and Ballyduff has been rendered worthless on the market following recent flooding damage and, what’s more, the ominous inevitability that flooding is becoming an annual event in Ireland.

Mr Philpott, his wife and children live approximately three miles from Fermoy, down stream of the river, and were negatively impacted …

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