Wednesday, 8 November 2006
Dáil Eireann Debate
158. Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Finance the progress to date in the discussions between his Department and Kildare County Council in regard to remedial measures to alleviate flooding at Mill Lane, Leixlip, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37049/06]
Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. Parlon): OPW met with officials from Kildare County Council on Thursday 5th of October and carried out a site inspection of the Rye and Silleachain Rivers in the Leixlip area. The various flood relief proposals as set out in the Localised Flood Study report were discussed. It is now considered that measures to prevent flooding in Dun Carraig can be designed without the need for the full Rye Catchment Study which would take some time to complete.
The flooding mechanisms involved at Mill Lane are extremely complex and require more detailed consideration. A further meeting with Kildare County Council officials and their Engineering Consultants has been arranged to try to establish whether an early solution is possible for this area.
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