Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (335)

Marian Harkin

Ceist:

335. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the plans in place and the timeframe for same to reimburse Leitrim County Council for the cost of a report being undertaken to investigate the causes of the recent landslide on Shass Mountain, Drumkeerin, County Leitrim; if he will examine the next immediate steps necessary to deal with this catastrophic event; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26982/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Public)

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is chairing a Group to review the recent landslide on Shass Mountain, Drumkeerin, County Leitrim.

Assistance in the form of emergency funding to deal with the aftermath of these type of events has, in the recent past, generally come from Government to the relevant local authority through the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, allowing the local authority to procure contractors to undertake the necessary reports, studies, clean up and remedial works.