Monaghan Deputy Sean Conlan TD has this week announced a funding allocation of E30,000 euro for a flood prevention scheme at Seavagh, Glaslough, County Monaghan which has been sanctioned by Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes.
In welcoming the allocation the Ballybay based Fine Gael Deputy said: “Prior to this funding allocation being approved I met with Minister Hayes and impressed upon him the urgent need for this funding to be made available.
“I’m delighted now that this money has been sanctioned to address flooding problems in the Glaslough area.”
A funding application was made to Minister Hayes Department by Monaghan County Council. This funding is allocated to Monaghan County Council under the Minor Flood Works Scheme and represents a high percentage of the monies sought by the Council so it is a sizable investment in reducing future flood risks in Glaslough.
Glaslough has experienced significant flood damage down through the years and the allocation will be put to good use in an attempt to curtail a damage from future flooding in the area.
The Minor Floods Mitigation Scheme has supplied millions of euros of funding to County Councils across the state in an attempt to tackle minor damage caused by flooding.