Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (194)

Fergus O'Dowd

Ceist:

194. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the position with coastal reclamation and protection in areas surrounding the Boyne River inlet in County Louth and the eastern area of County Meath following recent extreme weather; if reports have been undertaken to examine the change in the coastal protection requirements; if reports have been undertaken to examine the silt deposits in the Boyne River inlet and other related reports; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18117/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

I have no statutory function in relation to coastal erosion and flood relief. The lead responsibility for dealing with flood relief and flood risk management rests with the Office of Public Works (OPW), which is the responsibility of the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. I understand that Drogheda Port Company also has a role in relation to dredging of the Boyne Estuary.