The Cabinet could be asked to approve 73 million euro extra as a result of the flooding crisis. Flooding in Castleisland, January 24th, 2014. Photo taken by Barbara Podraza. At its first meeting of the New Year, Ministers will discuss measures required to tackle the current floods and ways to prevent recurrences in future. Taoiseach Enda Kenny will also meet agencies responsible for the River Shannon, with 60 communities vulnerable along its catchment area.