Eugene Murphy “Communities living in fear of returning flood waters”

The Fianna Fail Junior Spokesperson for the OPW and Flood Relief, Deputy Eugene Murphy has warned that many communities, towns and villages throughout Counties Roscommon and Galway are under siege and living in fear of returning flood waters this Winter.…

Cllr Domnick Connolly calls on OPW to act faster on Flood Management

Independent Councillor Domnick Connolly is calling on the OPW to act faster in order to prevent more major flooding problems in Roscommon this winter. “With regard to the flooding and the ongoing debate about what should be done to address…

Local events to promote draft Flood Risk Management Plan

The Office of Public Works are hosting a number of local events to promote the consultation of the Draft Flood Risk Management Plans (Draft FRMPs) for County Roscommon. Picture Credit: Defence Forces Press Office On Tuesday next, September 6th, Áras…

Farmers protest over lack of action on Flood Management plans

Hundreds of farmers are today (Tues) protesting outside the Civic Offices in Athlone to coincide with the OPW public consultation on the Shannon CFRAMS Flood Management Plan. Leading the protest, IFA President Joe Healy said farmers are very angry that…

Public Event to promote draft Flood Risk Management Plan

The Office of Public Works are hosting a public event to promote the consultation of the Draft Flood Risk Management Plans (Draft FRMPs) for Roscommon and Westmeath. Picture Credit: Defence Forces Press Office The event will be held in the…

Minister Naughten authorises turlough flood monitoring programme

Minister Denis Naughten has authorised the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) to establish a groundwater/turlough flood monitoring programme, in conjunction with the OPW, which will study turloughs in Roscommon, Galway and Longford in unprecedented detail. This work has commenced with…

Eugene Murphy – €200,000 Flood funding is “only a drop in the ocean”

The Fianna Fail Junior Spokesperson for the OPW and Flood Relief, Deputy Eugene Murphy has welcomed the allocation of €200,000 for flood relief works throughout County Roscommon but warns that it is “only a drop in the ocean” of what…

Minister Denis Naughten confirms €200,000 for Roscommon flood works

Roscommon County Council has been allocated €200,000 for flood works throughout the county, Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed. The works will directly address the flooding of homes and property which occurred last winter and is on foot of detailed work…

Denis Naughten: “Fisheries monitoring Castleplunkett turlough”

Minister Denis Naughten has confirmed that officials from Inland Fisheries Ireland have supervised the removal of dead fish from the turlough in Castleplunkett, following local concerns over water contamination. This follows the news that the fish were discovered at the…

Michael Fitzmaurice calls for practical action on flooding issues

Michael Fitzmaurice TD has called for practical action to be taken now to avoid another winter of flooding throughout the region. Picture Credit: Irish Defence Forces The call comes following the recent publication of the River Shannon Catchment Flood Risk…

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