Written answers

Thursday, 19 January 2023

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Flood Risk Management

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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131. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 90 of 28 April 2022, the status of the Coirib go Cósta flood relief works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1884/23]

Photo of Patrick O'DonovanPatrick O'Donovan (Limerick County, Fine Gael)
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I am advised that further to the Deputy’s previous questions on this matter, Galway City Council, as Project Sponsor and Contracting Authority, is leading the development of the Coirib go Cósta – Galway City Flood Relief Scheme, with technical advice and funding being provided by the Office of Public Works.

The primary objective of the Coirib go Cósta Projectis to assess, design and deliver a viable, cost-effective, and environmentally sustainable flood relief scheme for Galway City.

Following the completion of the hydrological and hydraulic modelling for the Scheme, a requirement has been identified to provide significantly more defences across the city than initially anticipated through the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. This increase in scope will have an impact on the programme.

Accordingly the programme for this scheme is currently under review. It is expected a revised programme will be available in Q1 2023. When available this revised programme will be uploaded to the project website.


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