Written Answers - Flood Relief.

Tuesday, 9 November 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 592 No. 1

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  200.  Mr. O’Shea  Information on Brian O'Shea  Zoom on Brian O'Shea   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   his proposals to implement measures to prevent flooding in the Waterford constituency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28112/04]

Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. Parlon): Information on Tom Parlon  Zoom on Tom 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  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Minister for Finance  Information on Brian Cowen  Zoom on Brian Cowen   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): Information on Tom Parlon  Zoom on Tom 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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