230. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if he has formally approved funding for the lower Morrell river flood relief scheme in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 10631/17 asked on 01 Mar 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Seán Canney) (Deputy Seán Canney): The Lower Morrell River flood relief scheme is being progressed by Kildare County Council (KCC) as the Contracting Authority for the scheme with funding provided by the Office of Public Works (OPW). 
I am advised that KCC and its consultants are currently finalising the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and detailed design of the scheme which includes liaising with the various lando...