Written answers

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Flood Prevention Measures

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry South, Fine Gael)
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85. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Office of Public Works will carry out anti-erosion works at a river (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46687/14]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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Without a more detailed address the Office of Public Works (OPW) is not in a position to be absolutely definitive about the specific lands mentioned by the Deputy but in recently carrying out some maintenance on the Marine Catchment Drainage Scheme at Castleisland erosion was identified on lands in the ownership of a named person. This erosion is considered as posing a risk of flood damage, and therefore remedial works at this location have been proposed for inclusion in the OPW's 2015 maintenance work programme.

For information, the OPW approved funding of €144,000 under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme to Kerry County Council this year for flood mitigation works on the Glenshearoon Stream and tributaries of the River Maine at Castleisland. The progression of these works is a matter for the Council.


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