Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (225)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

225. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW plan to publish the cost-benefit analysis study carried out on the Ardfry coastal erosion problem in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22079/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

It is a matter for Local Authorities, in the first instance, to assess and address problems of coastal erosion in their areas.  Where necessary, Local Authorities may put forward proposals to relevant central Government Departments, including the Office of Public Works (OPW), for funding of appropriate measures depending on the infrastructure or assets under threat.  I am advised by the Commissioners of Public Works that an application for funding under the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works & Coastal Protection Scheme or a cost benefit analysis study has not been received from Galway County Council for Ardfry.