Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (199)

Brendan Griffin


199. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 224 of 12 February 2019, when the second more detailed report in respect of flooding in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35774/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Kerry County Council carried out a pre-feasibility study for the Sneem area, the recommendation of which was to carry out further more detailed river modelling to assess the feasibility of the measures identified in the pre-feasibility study. Working in co-operation with Kerry County Council, the Office of Public Works (OPW) agreed to undertake this study and assessment, which was due to be completed in the summer of 2019.

The study and assessment of the measures identified in the pre-feasibility study is ongoing and is almost at completion stage.  When completed the feasibility report will be reviewed by the O.P.W. in advance of issuing to Kerry County Council. 

Should a suitable scheme be identified, it will be open to Kerry County Council to apply for funding under the OPW-operated Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme subject to the scheme’s criteria being satisfied, including a requirement that the proposed measures are cost beneficial. Full details are available on the OPW’s website: