Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (185)

James Browne


185. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding for a scheme (details supplied) is ringfenced; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29240/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The River Slaney (Enniscorthy) Flood Relief Scheme is at an advanced stage of planning and design. The proposed scheme was on formal Exhibition to the public from May, 17th to June 18th 2019 and this was well attended. The next steps are to finalise the design having regard, as appropriate, to the observations received from the public Exhibition and then to submit all required documentation to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, requesting formal confirmation of the scheme under the Arterial Drainage Act.

The proposed scheme will be funded by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and provision for the cost of the scheme is included in the OPW's multi-annual capital budget framework.