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Information for schools who have suffered storm damage due to Storm Ophelia

Allianz Insurance Information

Storm Ophelia – How to make a property Damage Claim

Allianz has issued the following guidance to assist schools who need to make property damage claims in the wake of Storm Ophelia:

Please contact the Allianz claims team and quote your policy number.

Property Claims Dept. – Phone No (01)6133377

Allianz will appoint a loss adjuster to visit the property as soon as possible.

If it is safe to do so, remove any undamaged property to prevent further loss.

Obtain estimates for repair or replacement as soon as possible

Department of Education Information for reporting storm damage and applying for funding for repairs

If your school has experienced damage or has encountered difficulties due to Storm Ophelia, please contact our Planning and Building Units Emergency Works team directly.

Contact details:

  •  Phone:                Niamh O’Brien 057-9325379 /  Anne Cully  057-9325414
  •  Email:                 [email protected]

Scheme of Capital Grants for Emergency Works

The main purpose of the Emergency Works Scheme is to ensure the availability of funding for urgent works to those schools that are most in need of resources as a result of an emergency situation or on receipt of an enrolment application from a special needs pupil.

An emergency is a situation which poses an immediate risk to health, life, property or the environment, which is sudden, unforeseen and requires immediate action and in the case of a school, if not corrected, would prevent the school or part thereof from opening.

How to apply

Primary and post-primary schools requiring emergency works to be undertaken must apply under this scheme by completing in full the Emergency Works Application Form.

The purpose of this scheme is solely for unforeseen emergencies and to provide funding to facilitate inclusion and access for special needs pupils. It is not intended that this scheme will be used to supplement previous applications under other schemes that have not been successful in securing funding. All relevant and supporting information in relation to an Emergency Works application must be provided in order to support your claim for emergency grant aid. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis.

In all of the circumstances, please read this Circular Letter carefully before completing an application form.