Recent floods have devastated some homes and businesses in our area. I have raised the issue by bringing a motion to Labour Party conference to call for extra resources for flood defenses and remedial work - such as building bigger drains. By following up with the relevant Departments I hope to safeguard Cabra, Finglas and the Navan Road from further flood damage. Some flood defences have caused huge problems for the local community like the Killala Swale. This cannot be repeated and I will push for proper design and community consultation on any future flood defence measure.