Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (253)

Cathal Crowe

Question:

253. Deputy Cathal Crowe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of efforts to address flooding on the River Inagh. [7282/21]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is responsible for the maintenance of Arterial Drainage Schemes and catchment drainage schemes designated under the Arterial Drainage Acts of 1945 and 1995. The Inagh River does not form part of an Arterial Drainage Scheme. Therefore, the OPW has no responsibilities for the maintenance of the river, nor the authority to carry out any works there.

The maintenance of all drainage schemes carried out under earlier Acts, known as Drainage Districts, is the responsibility of the relevant Local Authority.