€10 million is to be spent setting up four regional centres to combat the impact of climate change.
The Government has warned that future flooding events will cost the state more than a billion euro in damages.
Extreme weather events such as Storm Ophelia saw the death of three people and left hundreds of thousands of homes without power and water.
Speaking to Ocean FM - Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten explained why a regional approach is needed:
File image: Denis Naughten