Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (121)

Jim Daly

Question:

120 Deputy Jim Daly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of funding that has been requested from the Office of Public Works to address recent flood damage in west Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35789/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

The Office of Public Works is currently considering funding applications totalling €1.3m received from Cork County Council on the 4th July, 2012, under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works Scheme, to address recent flooding in Clonakilty, Glanmire and Douglas. In relation to Clonakilty in West Cork, the amount of funding applied for is €1.2m. The applications are being assessed in accordance with the scheme eligibility criteria and having regard to the overall availability of resources for flood risk management.

In addition, Clonakilty is as an Area for Further Assessment (AFA) under the South West Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Study and the application will be considered having regard to this study.