I propose to take Questions Nos. 198 and 199 together.
The Office of Public Works is currently considering funding applications received from Monaghan County Council under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works Scheme for flood alleviation measures at the locations concerned.
These applications are being assessed in accordance with the scheme eligibility criteria, including cost benefit criteria, and having regard to the overall availability of resources for flood risk management. It is hoped to reply to Monaghan County Council on these applications in the coming weeks.