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Flood Relief Schemes Status

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 5 March 2020

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Questions (130)

Anne Rabbitte


130. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of flood relief measures identified for Portumna, County Galway in the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management Plan published in May 2018; if such measures will be introduced particularly in view of recent heavy rainfall; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2992/20]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Flood relief measures were identified for Portumna in the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Management Plan which was published in May 2018.

The Portumna Flood Relief Scheme is one of 59 projects included in a second phase of implementation of the Government's full flood relief investment programme which there is a full commitment to progress in the coming years and within the 10 year timeframe for the programme of investment. 

Galway County Council has agreed to be the lead body for implementation of the Portumna scheme.