Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (309)

Dara Calleary

Question:

309. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when part of a river (details supplied) in County Mayo will be maintained. [21304/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Coolturk River does not form part of an Office of Public Works (OPW) arterial drainage scheme and, as a result, the OPW is not responsible for its maintenance.

It remains open to Mayo County Council to apply for funding to undertake any necessary works under the OPW's Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme. Any application received would be assessed under the eligibility criteria of the Scheme, which include a requirement that any measures are cost beneficial, and having regard to the overall availability of funding. Application forms are available on the OPW's website www.opw.ie under Flood Risk Management. It is also open to the Local Authority to carry out works using its own resources.