Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (405)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

405. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he will provide a detailed progress report on remedial works carried out to date in Glanmire, County Cork, following the flooding in June 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31602/13]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

As the Deputy will be aware, Cork County Council made an application to the Office of Public Works (OPW) under the Minor Works Scheme in 2012 for the cleaning of the Glashaboy River at Glanmire as a result of the flood event in June 2012. The application was approved and the cleaning was undertaken by the Council in October of last year. I also understand that the Council’s Local Roads Area Office has carried out a significant number of repairs to damaged roads and drainage infrastructure in the aftermath of that flood event.

Cork County Council also intends to undertake a detailed study on the Glashaboy River Catchment to identify further flood mitigation measures and I understand that a contract to procure engineering consultants will be advertised by the Council during the month of July. The OPW has agreed to fund the cost of the study.