Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Michael Creed

Question:

186 Mr. Creed asked the Minister for Finance further to Parliamentary Question No. 242 of 8 February 2000, the specific flood relief works for which funding is available and which will be undertaken in 2000; and if funding will be available for flood relief works at a location (details supplied) in County Cork in 2000 arising from the draft preliminary report submitted by consulting engineers to the Office of Public Works. [5007/00]

Funding of £10 million, is available in subhead H2 of the Vote of the Office of Public Works in 2000 to meet the costs of investigations of flooding problems, the preparation, design and implementation of flood relief schemes and to meet the outstanding costs of completed drainage schemes. The following schemes are at various stages of the design or construction process and will be progressed during 2000; Cappamore, County Limerick; Dunmanway, County Cork; Kilkenny city; Carlow town; Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary; Clonmel, County Tipperary; Waterford city; Dromcollogher, County Limerick; Galbally, County Limerick; Hazelhatch, County Kildare; Maam Valley, County Galway; Bridgent, County Donegal; Bonagee, Letterkenny, County Donegal; Kincasslagh, County Donegal; Fahy, Ballycroy, County Mayo; Kilmaine, County Mayo; Owenbrin, County Mayo; Blehavel, County Leitrim; Freemount, County Cork; Cashen Estuary, County Kerry; the south Galway area.

The draft preliminary report submitted by consulting engineers to the Office of Public Works in respect of the location in County Cork is under consideration and the observations of Cork County Council are awaited.