Thursday, 8 February 2024
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
Flood Risk Management
131. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will consider inviting a representative of the Save our Shannon group onto the CFRAMS implementation group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5662/24]
The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group was established in early 2016 by the Government to enhance on-going co-operation across all of the State Agencies
involved with the River Shannon. The purpose of the group is to provide co-ordinated direction and guidance to ensure delivery by State agencies, to meet their statutory role, of their constituent work programme in relation to flood risk management. The Group is chaired by the Chairman of the OPW.
Consultation with other bodies, including voluntary bodies, is within the remit of the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group. On that basis, I have requested the Chairman of the OPW to meet with the Save our Shannon Group to discuss their concerns.