Major flooding conference to take place in Strokestown

A major flooding conference for the Roscommon / Galway area is set to take place on Monday next, September 26th in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown. The event has been organised by Fianna Fail TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy who…

Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief to visit Roscommon

Updated on Monday at 12pm Minister of State for the OPW and Flood Relief Sean Canney is to visit areas affected by Flooding in Roscommon and Leitrim today, Monday September 19th. He is scheduled to visit a number of areas…

Eugene Murphy launches Bill to remove Shannon water level restrictions

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on OPW and Flood Relief Eugene Murphy TD has launched a Bill to help address flooding issues along the River Shannon. Deputy Murphy, along with his colleagues Deputies Barry Cowen, Robert Troy and Anne Rabbitte have set…

Eugene Murphy: Residents raise serious concerns over flooding consultation process

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on the OPW and Flood Relief Eugene Murphy has expressed concern about some of the proposals contained in the Government’s draft flooding strategy for the Shannon region. The document, which is open for public consultation, includes plans…

Michael Fitzmaurice welcomes Castleplunkett Flood prevention works

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has welcomed Roscommon County Council’s programme of Flood prevention works in Castleplunkett. Deputy Fitzmaurice said “There is a warm welcome this week among locals in the Castleplunket area, as Roscommon County Council have committed significant funding…

Roscommon ICSA Chair demands immediate Shannon remedial works

ICSA Roscommon Chairman Ger Grehan has called for immediate remedial works to be carried out to prevent flooding along the River Shannon. Mr Grehan said this was the resounding message from over 200 farmers gathered at an ICSA regional meeting…

Eugene Murphy TD: CFRAM studies out of touch with people’s views

Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy has hit out at the CFRAM plans which were on display in Roscommon Town and Athleague last week as being completely out of touch with the views and knowledge of local people. Eugene Murphy said…

Cllr. Nigel Dineen hopeful of solution for Castleplunkett Flooding

There has been raucous reception this week by locals in the Castleplunket area, as Roscommon County Council have committed significant funding to address the serious flooding which occurred last winter, and in previous winters, in the Castleplunket area. “I am…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD: Lough Funshinagh pipe must be installed

Michael Fitzmaurice TD had written to the Minister with responsibility for the OPW, Sean Canny, urging him to provide funding to install a pipe from Lough Funshinagh to the Shannon. The Independent TD said “It is now obvious to everyone…

Michael Fitzmaurice “dismayed and very disappointed” over CFRAM Plans

Michael Fitzmaurice TD says he has been left “dismayed and very disappointed” over the lack of development in the Draft Flood Management Plans. The Independent TD said “I attended the CFRAM public consultations in both Roscommon Town and Athleague on…

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