Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Questions (313)

Seán Kyne

Question:

313. Deputy Seán Kyne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress on the recently announced Claregalway drainage and flood relief measures for the Clare River; if he will indicate the stage the project is at; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21546/14]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works (OPW), in association with Galway County Council, has developed a Flood Relief Scheme, under the Arterial Drainage Acts, for the Clare River in the environs of Claregalway.

The Scheme has been approved by the Commissioners of Public Works and has been submitted to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform for Confirmation i.e. statutory approval, in accordance with the requirements of the Arterial Drainage Act 1945, as amended. I can confirm the Government's and my own commitment to implementing this project, and that provision has been made for the cost of this project in OPW's Multi-Annual Capital Budget Profiles for the period 2014-2017.