Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (75)

Peter Burke

Question:

75. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of works on a river (details supplied). [22642/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is responsible for the maintenance of the Brosna Drainage Scheme and during maintenance works in May/June 2018, all blockages were removed from the OPW’s maintainable section of channels.

The area referred to by the Deputy is further upstream of the maintainable channel and does not fall within the remit of the OPW under the Arterial Drainage Acts. The OPW therefore has no responsibility for the maintenance of the channel, nor any authority to carry out any works there.