Flooding

Flooding

Details of flood relief measures

On the 3rd May 2018 Minister of State for the Office of Public Works & Flood Relief, launched a 10-year programme of €1 billion investment in flood relief measures under the Project Ireland 2040 National Development Plan and providing for a proposed Government investment  in a total of 118 flood relief schemes nationwide)  over the coming decade and providing  protection for 11,000 properties nationally.The first tranche of €257 million in funding will see 50 nationwide schemes advance to the detailed design and construction phase.

In Meath the Northlands Flood Relief Scheme in Bettystown was substantially  completed in 2018  at a cost of €2.5 million and works are ongoing on a major flood alleviation scheme in Ashbourne which will protect a substantial number of private houses and businesses

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