133. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeframe for the funding and commencement of the flood relief scheme for Graiguenamanagh, County Kilkenny; the reason for the delay in starting the project; if the fallen trees, debris, overgrowth and rubbish will be removed from the outlets of the bridge in Graiguenamanagh to avoid further local flooding (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52636/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I assume the Deputy is referring to a potential scheme of Individual Property Protection (IPP) measures which is the subject of a Feasibility Study undertaken on behalf of Kilkenny County Council (KCC). 
The Feasibility Study Report, which was undertaken on a pilot basis, has been completed and submitted to the Office of Public Works (OPW) by KCC for consideration. The Report is currently being e...

12. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of flood alleviation projects that will be carried out by the Office of Public Works in 2013; the funding to be allocated to these projects; the way this compares to previous years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 24666/13 asked on 23 May 2013 - Flood Relief Schemes Funding)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Brian Hayes): The Office of Public Works addresses flood risk under the following main programmes:
1. Major Capital Works Programme
2. Minor Works and Coastal Protection Scheme
3. National Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme
4. Drainage Maintenance Programme
5. Hydrometric and Hydrological Programme
The total allocation included in the OPW’s Vote in 2013 for these programmes is €61m, of whic...