‘Every aspect’ of the malfunction which occurred at a pumping station at Rathealy Road in Fermoy that led to the flooding of three businesses is being investigated and the council is ‘currently reviewing its existing protocols and systems’.

News of this comes following a motion put forward by Cllr Frank O’Flynn at this week’s Northern Committee Meeting on Monday.

The motion sought a ‘detailed comprehensive report’ on why the flood alleviation plan failed for Fermoy and requested that the council outline the remedial precautions that will be put in place to ensure there will not be a reoccurrence.

The response noted that on February 24, there was a malfunction in the pumping station at Rathealy Road, which resulted in stormwater build-up leading to water ingress at three premises in Brian Boru Square.

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