Minister O'Donovan announces funding approval for flood mitigation works in County Limerick
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan, T.D, has announced the approval of Limerick City and County Council’s funding application under the Office of Public Works’ Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. Under this Scheme, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has agreed to offer the Council funding of €45,720 to replace existing concrete pipe culverts and to construct a drainage channel at Bresheen South, Kilmallock. Making the announcement, Minister O’Donovan said: “The funding is being provided by the OPW to Limerick City and County Council in response to flooding that happened in the South Limerick area during the summer last year. I know the issues caused by flood only too well and I know the difficulty that it causes. As the Minister in charge of the Office of Public Works I am committed to working as hard as I can to ensure I get the most money for schemes like this all over the country."Earlier this year in March, the OPW approved funding of €90,000 for minor flood mitigation works in Ballinatona, Galbally; Gotoon, Kilmallock and for Bosnetstown, Kilfenora. Works in these locations will include clearing scrub from existing drainage pipes, the construction of a new drainage pipe and storm water drain as well as channel cleaning. Together with today’s funding announcement, this brings the total of funding made available this year for flood mitigation projects in this area to €135,720.
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