Dunleer receives funding for flood risk studies

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Dunleer receives funding for flood risk studies

Dunleer receives funding for flood risk studies

Louth Deputy Fergus O'Dowd has welcomed the news that €22,500 has been offered to Louth County Council to carry out further Flood Risk Management Studies in Dunleer.

This announcement follows representations made to the Minister for the OPW, Kevin Boxer Moran TD, by Deputy O'Dowd on the need for further flood analysis in Dunleer.

"I want to thank the Minister for listening to my concerns for the area of which I raised in my recent parliamentary questions."

"Dunleer has suffered from significant flooding in the past, the money for this study has now been approved for delivery to Louth County Council."

"I met with Minister Moran before Christmas to discuss the size and scale of the largest ever flood risk management programme in the history of the state which included an €80 million investment package for flood defences in County Louth."

"Recently I met with my colleague Cllr Dolores Minogue to discuss our considerable concerns that Dunleer was not included as one of the Areas of Further Assessment (AFA) CFRAM Program as part of the overall county announcement. This funding will provide more information on the flood risks for Dunleer and it's constituents going into the future."