89. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the planned flood relief scheme at a location (details supplied) in County Cork; the funding committed; the timeframe for the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18439/18 asked on 26 Apr 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): A pre-feasibility study into the flooding issues in Ballinhassig has been completed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) and has identified a preferred option for the area. Further assessment of the environmental impacts of the proposed option has yet to be completed. It is not possible to provide a timeframe for the project at this time but provision has been made in OPW’s multi annual financial prof...

125. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of works under consideration for flood defence in County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14770/18 asked on 29 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the development of preliminary flood risk management options and the production of Flood Risk Management Plans.
The following area...

230. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the works which have been completed on the Clare river flood relief scheme, encompassing, Claregalway, Carnmore, Lisheenavalla and Caherlea; the flood alleviation works outstanding in the area; when these works will be completed in their entirety; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14069/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Flood relief works on the Clare River (Claregalway) Flood Relief Scheme, which commenced in June 2016, are being carried out by the Office of Public Works (OPW). The works programme is scheduled for completion by Q3 2019. In recognition of a severe flooding event in the area in 2009, interim flood relief works were completed at Claregalway Bridege and Crushenny in 2012. 
The following is a summary o...

7. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the Enniscorthy flood relief scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13222/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Deputy James Browne: I ask the Minister of State the position of the Enniscorthy flood relief scheme.
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13. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when flood defence construction works will advance in the Upper Lee area for Inchigeelagh and Ballingeary. (Question 11330/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the ...

66. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the catchment flood risk assessment and management programme and flood risk management plans for the Upper Lee will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11331/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the develo...

68. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the OPW’s plans to address the flooding issue in the Hazelhatch area of Celbridge, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13480/18 asked on 22 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the ...

133. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when the design stage for proposed flood protection plans for Buncrana and Luddan, County Donegal under the north western Neagh Bann CFRAM programme will be completed and progressed. (Question 12203/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Buncrana-Luddan has been studied as part of the North Western – Neagh Bann Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Flood Risk Management Plan proposes flood relief schemes for Buncrana – Luddan consisting of a series of sea walls, flood embankments and floodwalls to protect against coastal and fluvial flood events. 
In summer 2017, the OPW finalised all Plans and each P...

135. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the progress to date in respect of drainage and flood prevention works associated with the Morrell River, County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12214/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The Lower Morell River Flood Management 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). 
The Lower Morell Scheme was submitted to An Bord Pleanála for approval in September 2017 and was put on display in Kildare County Council offices. It is not possible to indicate when exactly works ca...

141. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the Enniscorthy flood relief scheme; the status of works to control and eradicate invasive species of vegetation there; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12451/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The River Slaney (Enniscorthy) Flood Relief Scheme is being progressed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in conjunction with Wexford County Council. The Scheme has been provided for in the OPW multi-annual Capital Expenditure Budgets, and is one of the major schemes financed under the National Development Plan 2018-27. Consultants Mott Mc Donald are leading on the design of the flood defences ele...

142. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when works will commence for the non-coastal flood relief works at Wexford Racecourse; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12452/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I have been advised that the Office of Public Works approved funding of €126,000 in February 2018 under its Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection scheme to Wexford County Council for flood relief works at Wexford Racecourse, Co Wexford. 
The implementation of these works is a matter for the Council and I understand that following the planning process and procurement of a contractor it i...

143. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the flood relief scheme for 179 properties in Wexford town as flagged by the CFRAM and the flood risk management plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12453/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the ...

156. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if flood alleviation funding will be made available for flood prevention works in Ballybay, County Monaghan; when the work will commence; if planning has been commenced, completed or approved for the works; when the works will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12659/18 asked on 20 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the ...

90. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of a flood defence project for Crossmolina, County Mayo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11100/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The River Deel (Crossmolina) Flood Relief Scheme is being progressed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in conjunction with Mayo County Council and consultants Ryan Hanley. 
Currently, Site Investigations into the preferred route for a channel diversion upstream of the town are underway. This follows detailed hydrogeological studies to determine the ground conditions, along with various environmenta...

214. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the Enniscorthy flood defence scheme will be addressed over the coming months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9795/18 asked on 27 Feb 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The River Slaney (Enniscorthy) Flood Relief Scheme is being progressed by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in conjunction with Wexford County Council. Consultants Mott Mc Donald are leading on the design of the flood defences element with Roughan O’Donovan commissioned to design the proposed new road bridge. Initial site investigations have been completed, along with archaeological and ecological ass...

163. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the flood relief works for Caherlea and Lisheenavalla as part of the Clare river Claregalway drainage scheme have been completed; if not, the timeframe for same; if additional works are planned in this area; if so, the details of the proposed works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8282/18 asked on 20 Feb 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Following extensive flooding in County Galway as a result of the November 2009 flooding event, a Joint Working Group, comprising of OPW and Galway County Council officials was set up to identify flood mitigation measures for the region. A major scheme of works on the Clare River was recommended, in addition to some advance works, including the construction of flood eyes at Crusheeney Bridge and at C...

168. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of plans for a flood relief scheme (details supplied) in County Cork; the stage the project is at; when work will commence; the estimated cost of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8792/18 asked on 20 Feb 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): I am advised that the planning approval has been received for the Douglas (incl Togher) flood relief scheme. The scheme is being advanced by Cork County Council and during this stage, detailed tender documents will be finalised and the procurement process for a civil works contractor will be progressed.
The possibility of carrying out enabling works is being examined. This may involve the diversion...

163. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 253 of 16 January 2018, the status of the independent review under way; if the review has been completed; and when he will approve the flood risk management plans. (Question 5467/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Further to my reply to parliamentary question number 253 of 16 January 2018, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform expects to shortly finalise its independent review of the environmental assessments of the Flood Risk Management Plans, in accordance with the statutory requirements.
Finalising the Flood Risk Management Plans will address the observations received so that approval for the Plan...

164. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 253 of 16 January 2018, if the OPW or Louth County Council will be carrying out the additional flood defence works; the level of funding allocated to these specific areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5468/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Further to my reply to parliamentary question number 253 of 16 January 2018, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform expects to shortly finalise its independent review of the environmental assessments of the Flood Risk Management Plans, in accordance with the statutory requirements.
Finalising the Flood Risk Management Plans will address the observations received so that approval for the Plan...

165. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform further to Parliamentary Question No. 253 of 16 January 2018, if Louth County Council has been updated and contacted regarding the plan for the areas; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5469/18 asked on 06 Feb 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Further to my reply to parliamentary question number 253 of 16 January 2018, the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform expects to shortly finalise its independent review of the environmental assessments of the Flood Risk Management Plans, in accordance with the statutory requirements.
Finalising the Flood Risk Management Plans will address the observations received so that approval for the Plan...

200. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding the flood improvement works which will be carried out by location in County Louth; when the list of all areas covered by these works will be published by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 4237/18 asked on 30 Jan 2018 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The core strategy for addressing areas at potentially significant risk from flooding is the Office of Public Works (OPW) Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme. The Programme, which is being undertaken by engineering consultants on behalf of the OPW working in partnership with the local authorities, involves the production of predictive flood mapping for each location, the ...

14. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the development of the Enniscorthy flood defence scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53251/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

(Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The River Slaney-Enniscorthy flood relief scheme is being progressed by Wexford County Council as the contracting authority, with funding by the Office of Public Works.
Good progress is being made in advancing the scheme and a significant amount of the necessary ground work to inform the detailed design of the scheme has been carried out to date. Further work is required on the technical and cost aspects before the scheme is ready to be brought to a public informatio...

164. Deputy Dara Calleary asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if the announcement of €10 million for the Crossmolina flood relief channel will be confirmed; the next steps for this project as projected; the timeframe for its completion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51681/17 asked on 05 Dec 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): Following the completion of extensive technical survey work, the engineering consultants for the proposed flood relief scheme in Crossmolina will present to the Office of Public Works (OPW) shortly their final Report on the assessment of options for the scheme. The consultants have indicated that their Report will show a diversion channel upstream of Crossmolina as the preferred option for dealing ...

70. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the status of the south Ennis flood scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 47382/17 asked on 09 Nov 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme is being progressed by Clare County Council as the Contracting Authority with funding from the Office of Public Works. When completed the scheme will provide protection for 74 residential and 10 non-residential properties in the area.
A report on the outcome of the tender process is currently being reviewed and this should be completed shortly. It is hoped that t...

91. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the position regarding a flood relief scheme (details supplied) in County Clare; when it will move to construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 40817/17 asked on 27 Sep 2017 - Flood Relief Schemes Status)

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (Deputy Kevin Boxer Moran): The Ennis South Scheme is being progressed by Clare County Council (CCC) with funding from the Office of Public Works (OPW). When completed the scheme will provide protection for 74 residential and 10 non-residential properties in the area.
CCC invited tenders for the proposed works on 7 March 2017. The tenders have been received and assessed by CCC and its consultants. A report has now been submi...