Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Questions (141)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

141. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if funding will be made available for costal erosion works at a location (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4980/20]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

In relation to coastal protection/erosion generally, it is a matter for local authorities to identify and prioritise the problem areas along their coastlines. The local authority may undertake any viable works using their own resources or, if necessary, apply for funding under the Office of Public Works Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.

In 2018, the Office of Public Works approved funding of €150,000 under its Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection scheme to Kerry County Council for the Ballyheigue-Banna-Carrahane & Brandon Bay Maharees Coastal Erosion and Flood Risk Management Study which includes the area mentioned in the Deputy’s question. The progression of the study is a matter for the local authority.