Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Coastal Erosion

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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171. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the OPW expects to agree a template and parameters for a coastal monitoring programme (details supplied). [30399/19]

Photo of Kevin  MoranKevin Moran (Longford-Westmeath, Independent)
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The OPW is currently preparing a plan for regular coastal monitoring surveys to be undertaken at a number of coastal sites that are considered to be at risk of coastal flooding and/or coastal erosion. These surveys will provide important and detailed information to assist with the ongoing monitoring of local rates of coastal erosion and to inform associated risk assessments. One such site includes the coastline from Portrane to Rush, County Fingal.

The OPW expects to be in contact with Fingal County Council in the coming weeks in relation to the planned coastal monitoring surveys at Portrane and Rush.


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