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€205,000 in funding to tackle flooding in Drumullan

Tuesday, 13th February, 2018 11:49am

€205,000 in funding to tackle flooding in Drumullan

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The Government have committed €205,000 to provide a scheme of earth embankment, culvert and flood wall defences to tackle flooding in Drumullan, Cavan.

The announcement was made as the Minister with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, visited the county to review flood relief measures in the county.

The Independent junior Minister meet with local council officials and Oireachtas members this morning before he visits areas prone to flooding in Cavan town, Ballyhaise, Crossdoney and Drung.

The funding will providing the flood defensive measures to protect homeowners and residents in Drumullan. It also covers drainage measures and action to address the range of factors which have left these homes vulnerable to flooding.

Fine Gael Senator, Joe O’Reilly, welcomed the announcement: “Residents in Drumullan have been adversely impacted by flooding, with flood water having entered a number of houses. Ensuring this never occurs again must be a priority. It is vital that action is taken to ensure local residents in Drumullan, who have suffered as a result of flooding, can feel secure in their own home without having to worry about flood damage during bad weather periods.

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