Michael Fitzmaurice TD “Action on Flooding needed now”

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has called for immediate remedial action to be carried out at local flooding “hot spots” now to prevent worse conditions next Winter. Commenting on the issue Michael Fitzmaurice said “Over the last few weeks with the rain…

Eugene Murphy TD moves Bill in the Dáil to tackle River Shannon flooding

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on the Office of Public Works & Flood Relief Eugene Murphy moved a Bill in the Dáil today which will help address flooding issues along the river Shannon. The Electricity Supply Amendment Bill 2017 removes outdated water…

Shannon System Flood Alliance to host important meeting in Athlone

The Shannon System Flood Alliance are hosting a public meeting on the proposed Shannon Basin Restoration and maintenance Programme in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone on Monday January 30th. Picture Credit: Defence Forces Press Office The Shannon System Flood Alliance…

Govt accepts Eugene Murphy TD’s motion on flood prevention and insurance

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Flood Relief Eugene Murphy has welcomed the Government’s acceptance of his motion on flood prevention and insurance. Eugene Murphy brought his motion forward during Private Members time in the Dáil earlier this week. He commented, “I…

Plan to remove silt and vegetation from River Shannon to be developed

The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group have announced that it intends to develop a plan for a strategic maintenance programme on the River Shannon. The Shannon Flood Risk Group, which is led by the OPW, considers that…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – Flooding problems must be addressed immediately

“The time for reports and surveys on flooding problems is over. It’s time for action and machines on the ground is what is needed now”. That was the message from Michael Fitzmaurice TD on Prime Time last night and repeated…

Eugene Murphy TD – Flood relocation plan “does not go far enough”

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Flood Relief Eugene Murphy has given a cautious welcome to the recommendations of a new report, published by the Office of Public Works, to relocate families living in flood prone areas. The plan, which was approved…

Fooded Home relocation scheme welcomed by Minister Denis Naughten

The announcement of a relocation scheme for homes affected by last year’s severe flooding has been warmly welcomed by local Minister Denis Naughten. Commenting on the news Minister Denis Naughten said “This scheme is something I have been working on…

Minister Denis Naughten confirms Cabinet approval of new flood laws

Local Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that the Cabinet has approved a new law which will help to speed up emergency flood relief works within the River Shannon catchment and the catchment areas of other rivers throughout the country. The…

Eugene Murphy TD host successful ‘Action on Flooding Conference’

A leading hydrologist and ‘turlough expert’ has indicated that there is a case for compensating farmers whose lands become designated flood plains in a bid to tackle the ongoing flooding issues in the country. Picture Credit: Mick McCormack Professor of…

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