26 August 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith has tabled further Parliamentary Questions in Dáil Éireann regarding flooding in the Dromore River catchment area and also in the River Erne catchment area.

He specifically asked the Minister to outline the proposals, if any, there are to carry out drainage work on both systems and he also strongly advocated to the Minister the need to provide additional funding to Cavan and Monaghan Co Councils to undertake drainage work.

The Fianna Fáil TD this week repeated his call to the Minister and the Government to implement, without delay, the appropriate drainage works that are absolutely essential in parts of both counties Cavan and Monaghan.

Deputy Smith had also tabled a Parliamentary Question in relation to the need for the Office of Public Works to liaise with the authorities in Northern Ireland regarding flooding problems caused by the River Erne in Co Fermanagh and in Co Cavan including the need to carry out the appropriate drainage and remedial works to alleviate the serious flooding problems that are caused in part, by the restrictions to water-flow through the River Erne at the channel between the Upper and Lower Lough Erne, and at the channel between the Lower Lough Erne and the Cliff dam near Belleek in Co Fermanagh.

Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Sean Canney replied: “The River Erne and Dromore River do not form part of any Arterial Drainage Scheme …

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