Tuesday, 9 November 2004
Dáil Eireann Debate
Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. Parlon): A flood relief scheme for John’s River, Waterford city, was placed on public exhibition in March-April 2002. Certain revisions were subsequently made to the proposed works and OPW officials are in discussions with officials from Waterford City Council in relation to progressing the scheme. There are no other proposals at this time for the implementation of flood relief works elsewhere in Waterford.
201. Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Finance if plans exist for alleviation measures in respect of serious flooding of the River Nore at Thomastown, County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28207/04]
Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. Parlon): The OPW has no proposals at present in respect of flood alleviation measures in Thomastown. The possibility of devising flood relief measures and the priority to be accorded to any such measures may have to be examined in the light of the recent flood event. Existing OPW resources are heavily committed to dealing with areas, which are already in the OPW programme and which were also affected by the recent flooding.
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