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Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group was established in early 2016 by the Government to support existing plans in place and planned to address flooding and to enhance the ongoing co-operation of all state agencies involved with the River Shannon.  The Group was established, at that time, following severe flooding arising from exceptional weather conditions from...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group was established in early 2016 by the Government to enhance ongoing co-operation of all State agencies involved with the River Shannon and to add value to the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. In October 2016, the Group took a decision to trial the lowering of the lake levels on Lough Allen, within...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: The Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-ordination Group, established to support the OPW’s Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, was reconvened in July 2015.  The purpose of the co-ordination Group is to have regard to the extent of non-structural solutions that will inform the ten-year implementation strategy of the Flood Risk Management Plans arising...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: As part of the overall response to Flood Risk Management, the Government agreed to the establishment of a National Flood Forecasting and Warning Service (NFFWS).  The service will deal with flood forecasting from both fluvial (river) and coastal sources. When fully operational, it will involve the issuing of flood forecasts and general alerts.  A Steering Group, chaired by the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Risk Management (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group was established in early 2016 by the Government to support existing plans in place and planned to address flooding and to enhance the ongoing co-operation of all state agencies involved with the River Shannon.  The Group was established, at that time, following severe flooding arising from exceptional weather conditions from...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Prevention Measures (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: In 2016 the OPW appointed consultants to undertake a survey of individual properties in Crossmolina, Co. Mayo, in order to determine their suitability for floodgates as part of a pilot, and to make recommendations for each property.  Mayo County Council subsequently procured a contractor to supply and install the floodgates based on the recommendations of the consultants. Gates have now...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Minor Works Scheme (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: Local flooding issues are a matter, in the first instance, for each Local Authority to investigate and address.  All Local Authorities may carry out flood mitigation works, using either their own resources, or by applying for funding under the OPW Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. The OPW introduced the ‘Minor Works’ Scheme in 2009 on an...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Land Issues (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: An online guidance document providing some practical advice and assistance to riparian landowners for the management of watercourses is available on flooding.ie.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: The information requested by the Deputy is being compiled and a reply will issue directly to the Deputy very shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Status (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: Following the flooding in the town in November 2017, the flood relief scheme for Mountmellick was expedited by taking it out of the main CFRAM study and accelerating its progression separate to and in advance of the overall CFRAM programme. Due to the complexity of developing a robust scheme and the statutory processes that must be adhered to, schemes can have a significant lead in time....

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme Applications (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: I have been advised by the Office of Public Works (OPW) that an application has been submitted by Cork County Council under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme for a project at the location mentioned in the Deputy’s question. Assessment of the application is ongoing and the Council will be advised of the outcome when this is completed.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flooding Data (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: In line with the statutory framework for emergency response, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has lead responsibility for co-ordinating the national response to flood events and can provide the Deputy with information on flood instances and estimated value of damage as a result of recent storms. Most of the flood affected areas were on certain stretches of the...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flooding Data (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: In line with the statutory framework for emergency response, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has lead responsibility for co-ordinating the national response to flood events and can provide the Deputy with information on flood instances and estimated value of damage as a result of recent storms.

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Projects (5 Mar 2020)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works has no plans to provide a roadway across the Polo grounds in the Phoenix Park. The Polo grounds date from 1873 and are the oldest Polo grounds in Europe. They form part of the historic fabric of the Phoenix Park and are an important part of its rich sporting heritage. The Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Review made no reference to a roadway...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: I understand from my officials that the Office of Public Works has sought further detail in relation to this matter. In October 2019, a letter was issued to the solicitors representing the person referenced in the question from the Deputy.  A response has not been received to-date.  Once a response has been received, the offer made in relation to the burden will be...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Garda Station Refurbishment (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Office of Public Works (OPW) is managing the delivery of the new redevelopment of Athlone Garda Station.   The Deputy should be aware that Athlone Garda Station had to remain operational during the construction period. To facilitate this, the construction project was spilt into three phases with an anticipated total construction period of 24 months which began in June...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Prevention Measures (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: Westmeath County Council (WCC)is is advancing works to deal with the flooding issues in Athlone with WCC as the Contracting Authority and OPW funding the costs of flood relief works for the town in addition to undertaking the construction works. The flood defence works on the Quay are ongoing and excellent progress is being made.  This week 15 meters of flood defence walls were...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Office of Public Works Data (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The following table shows the number of car spaces that are currently recorded by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on State-owned properties in Dublin 1, 2, 7 and 8.  The spaces are primarily assigned for State use and are managed and controlled by the occupants of the properties.  As such, the OPW is not directly leasing car spaces in these areas for commercial...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: National Parks (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: The Draft Phoenix Park Visitor Experience Strategic Review is a non-statutory document, prepared by independent consultants, which examines the quality of visitor experience currently in the Phoenix Park and offers ideas on how the visitor experience can be enhanced in the future.It considers many aspects of how visitors of all kinds experience the Phoenix Park from wayfinding...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Flood Relief Schemes Funding (18 Dec 2019)

Kevin Moran: I propose to take Questions Nos. 154 and 155 together. I am advised that localised flooding is a matter for the local authority in the first instance. However, it is open to local authorities to apply for funding under the Minor Works Scheme which was introduced by my Office on an administrative, non-statutory basis in 2009. The purpose of the scheme is to provide funding to local authorities...

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