Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (182)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

182. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the level of funding issued for flood defence schemes in each county from 2009 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45083/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The following table sets out the level of capital expenditure invested in the flood risk management area from 2009 to date. The figures, which total approximately €434m, include expenditure on major flood relief schemes, contributions to Local Authorities under the Office of Public Works' (OPW) Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection (Minor Works) Scheme and payments to Local Authorities in 2014 and 2015 for the repair of damaged public coastal defence infrastructure following the storm which affected the western seaboard in December 2013 and January 2014. The figures do not include expenditure on non-county specific flood risk management measures and programmes primarily the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme.

County

Level of Expenditure (rounded to nearest €0.5m in most cases)

County

Level of Expenditure (rounded to nearest €0.5m in most cases)

Carlow

€6.0m

Cavan

€0.5m

Clare

€39.0m

Cork

€148.0m

Donegal

€2.5m

Dublin

€42.0m

Galway

€27.5m

Kerry

€5.5m

Kildare

€6.5m

Kilkenny

€2.0m

Laois

€0.2m

Leitrim

€1.5m

Limerick

€8.5m

Longford

€1.0m

Louth

€1.5m

Mayo

€7.0m

Meath

€9.0m

Monaghan

€1.5m

Offaly

€2.5m

Roscommon

€2.0m

Sligo

€1.0m

Tipperary

€39.0m

Waterford

€21.5m

Westmeath

€4.5m

Wexford

€9.5m

Wicklow

€44.0m

Expenditure on flood risk management by the OPW underpins a comprehensive programme of investment in capital works and other non structural measures which aims to address the most significant areas of flood risk nationally. 44 major flood relief schemes have been completed since 1995, 11 schemes are currently under construction, 80 projects are at active design/planning stage while a further 62 projects will be advanced through design over the coming years. In addition, over 550 localised projects nationwide have been completed by Local Authorities under the Minor Works Scheme. Overall, the Government's National Development Plan 2018-2027 provides for investment of up to €1 billion on flood risk management with the aim of providing protection to 95% of properties assessed to be at risk.