Deputy Eugene Murphy has received an undertaking from Coillte that they will fully investigate the issue of flash flooding in the wider Strokestown area.
The Fianna Fail spokesperson for the OPW and Flood Relief said torrential rain in County Roscommon has caused widespread damage. Homes, roads and bridges in Strokestown, Curraghroe, Doughill, Tarmonbarry, Scramogue and Culliagh have been affected.
Deputy Murphy said that residents had grave concerns in relation to the fast flow of water from Sliabh Ban. He has, however, received a commitment from Coillte that they will fully investigate the matter. Coillte have begun the process of meeting with affected homeowners. Deputy Murphy said that Roscommon County Council is also fully investigating the matter. Senior engineers with the Council have begun visiting affected homeowners.
“I acknowledge that there are grave concerns amongst some homeowners that the fast flow of water down the mountain may have been impacted as a result of works in relation to the wind turbines. Eugene Murphy concluded by saying “If that is the case it obviously needs to be investigated and addressed immediately.”
The Roscommon-Galway TD recently raised the issue of local Flooding in the Dáil