Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (122)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

122. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the work carried out by OPW in the areas of Ballymakeogh, Clonsingle and Shower Bog road further to the serious flooding of 2018; the work planned to be carried out in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11675/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is responsible for the maintenance of Arterial Drainage Schemes (ADS) and Catchment Drainage Schemes (CDS) designated under the Arterial Drainage Acts of 1945 and 1995.

The OPW's Mulkear River (Ballymakeogh CDS) is in operation in the areas referred to by the Deputy. Since the flooding in 2018 the OPW has carried out maintenance works which includes improved river channel conveyance and embankment strengthening works.

Further planned channel and embankment maintenance works scheduled for 2019 includes an enlargement of a field accommodation bridge to further increase channel conveyance.