Boxer Moran, Kevin

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Public Services Card

The Minister is getting a bit tired.More Button

Coastal Erosion

I propose to take Questions Nos. 14 and 26 together.More Button

I am very aware of the problems that coastal communities face in dealing with the erosion of soft coastline particularly given the severe weather events we have experienced in this country in rec...More Button

Coastal erosion is a natural, ongoing process which takes place around the coastline of Ireland. The Irish Coastal Protection Strategy Study (ICPSS) has surveyed and assessed the coastal erosion...More Button

The coastal zone management in the area indicated by the Deputy is a matter for Fingal County Council in the first instance. The Council must assess the problem and, if it is considered that spe...More Button

Fingal County Council applied for and was approved funding of €57,800 under this scheme in 2012 to carry out a Coastal Erosion Risk Management Study from Portrane to Rush. The funding was drawn ...More Button

Following the severe storms of Winter 2013/2014 and on foot of submissions made by the local authority, total funding of €200,000 was allocated by the OPW to Fingal County Council under the Gover...More Button

The OPW is not currently in receipt of an application from Fingal County Council under the Minor Works Scheme for works at Portrane. The OPW will liaise with the Council as appropriate in this r...More Button

Flood Prevention Measures

Responsibility for the overall management and co-ordination to local emergency issues, including flooding events, rests with the Local Authorities. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Gov...More Button

The OPW carries out a statutory maintenance programme on 11,500 km of river channel and approximately 730 km of embankments nationally, on arterial drainage schemes completed by the OPW under the...More Button

The Government has invested €325m in major flood defence schemes since 1995 that are protecting approximately 8,500 properties with an estimated benefit to the country of damages avoided of over ...More Button

The €40m expended by the OPW's Minor Flood Works and Coastal Protection Scheme for 650 small scale local authority projects is providing flood protection to over 6,200 properties. More Button

State Agencies continually monitor and, where possible, control river levels within their areas of responsibility, including on the Shannon. The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Wor...More Button

The OPW’s proactive flood risk planning, through the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme is nearing completion. I would hope by the end of this year to seek the appr...More Button

There are a range of other measures already in place to protect against a flood risk, including:More Button

- improved planning guidelines promoting sustainable planning and development,More Button

- improved national and local emergency flood response plans, and More Button

- guidance to households and businesses on planning for a flood event. The Government’s Be Winter Ready campaign is an important aspect of this initiative. More Button

Garda Stations

It is envisaged that this project will be completed towards the latter end of the Garda Capital Investment Plan 2016-2021.More Button

OPW has received an outline brief of requirements from An Garda Síochána (AGS) and has completed a feasibility study on the existing Station site. OPW Architectural Services are currently reviewi...More Button

OPW Civil and Structural services are arranging to have necessary site investigations carried out. More Button

At this early stage of the project, and until the design team is in place, it is difficult to estimate the timeline for the completion of the new build. However, it is hoped that both the 'Plann...More Button

  Question No. 26 answered with Question No. 14.More Button

National Monuments

As indicated in replies to previous Questions on 28 March and 11 April last, the OPW is not in a position to state with certainty how the damage at the Donaghmore site came to be caused or who was ...More Button

Flood Relief Schemes Status

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 pr...More Button

A report on the outcome of the tender process is currently being reviewed and this should be completed shortly. It is hoped that the contract for the construction of the works can be awarded sho...More Button

Flood Relief Schemes

In December 2016, the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group took a major decision to develop a plan for strategic maintenance works on the River Shannon to complement the Grou...More Button

A sub-committee of the Group was established to examine all of the necessary legal, environmental, technical and other considerations. The sub-committee identified a small number of areas where ...More Button

Work has been undertaken at Maddens Island and Muckinish and tree cutting at Shannon Grove is ongoing, in accordance with the environmental consents in place. Any further dredging has been suspe...More Button