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Office of Public works needs to provide funding to complete flood prevention measures in Donnycarney and Clontarf –Cllr Denise Mitchell

8 July, 2015 - by Denise Mitchell

Dublin North Central Councillor and General election candidate for Dublin North Bay Denise Mitchell has welcomed flood alleviation works commencing in Clontarf but has said that the Office of Public works need to provide additional funding so that residents and homes are protected in the Donnycarney area.

She said,

“I asked the council for an update on flood prevention works for the Donnycarney and the Coast Road area at last Mondays Council meeting and I’m pleased to see that work has commenced between the Causeway and the Wooden Bridge on James Larkin Road. 

These works are projected to take up to a year to complete. 

Many families over the years have been flooded on numerous occasions when there has been heavy rain.”

She further added,

“I’m disappointed that flood alleviation works have not started on the Clanmoyle Road flood alleviation project as there is a history of flooding on this road. 

“The council has told me that works cannot be completed in Donnycarney until these works have finished. 

“Residents were advised back in 2011 that these works would be completed as soon as possible and for the council now to say that there is no plan in place for them is not good enough.

“Not only that but the Office of Public Works has not confirmed that funding will be made available.”

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