Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (164)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

164. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the OPW will consider dredging the River Douglas tributary of the River Gale at Derry, Listowel, County Kerry (details supplied). [44650/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Douglas River is a tributary of the Gale River and forms part of an Arterial Drainage Scheme under the auspices of the Office of Public Works. Minor maintenance works were carried out by the OPW in 2013 and in 2016.

The OPW requires the consent of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) to carry out any works on this river and the time frame for carrying such works is the summer. The OPW will consult with IFI with a view to carrying out maintenance works in the Summer of 2020.