Written answers

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Flood Prevention Measures

Photo of Dominic HanniganDominic Hannigan (Meath East, Labour)
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292. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform his plans to expand the memorandum of understanding on flood defence data with Insurance Ireland to a river (details supplied) in County Meath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21177/14]

Photo of Brian HayesBrian Hayes (Dublin South West, Fine Gael)
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The Memorandum of Understanding between Insurance Ireland and the Office of Public Works (OPW) provides that OPW will provide Insurance Ireland with data on all completed OPW flood defence schemes showing the design, extent and nature of the protection offered by the works. From 1 June 2014, Insurance Ireland members will take into account all information provided by OPW when assessing exposure to flood risk within these areas. The Castle River in County Meath forms part of the completed River Tolka Flood Relief Scheme. Data on this Scheme has already been forwarded to Insurance Ireland as part of the first tranche of information provided under the Memorandum of Understanding.


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