Funding of over €75,000 has been approved for County Cavan for flood mitigation measures.
Fianna Fáil TD Brendan Smith recently raised the issue through a Parliamentary Question and called for additional funding to be provided in 2021 for flood prevention works.
Deputy Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for the Office of Public work, approved the funding yesterday, which will be used for six projects across the county.
The funding includes a €17,000 allocation to reconstruct a culvert in Drumliff and almost €15,000 to reconstruct and raise 100 metres of local primary road in Knockateery, Cloverhills.
Deputy Smith welcomed the approvals and told Shannnonside Northern Sound that it will be a great benefit to farmers and local residents:
Below is a full breakdown of the funding:
Aghaadreenagh, Redhills – Replace damaged culvert 5.5long – €6,750
Ballyhaise, Cavan Road – To create 150m land drainage to rear, install 70m 225 diameter drain to rear to discharge into existing system & renew 100m of 300 diameter culvert downstream of properties – €10,350
Drumliff, Ballyhaise – To re-construct existing culvert 65m long 600mm diameter – €17,100
Knockateery, Cloverhills – To install new 300 diameter culvert, construct 100m roadside banking edge support, re-construct, raise & resurface 100m of local primary road – €14,850
L6027, Ballyhaise Pitch – To construct an overflow either full length of field or option 2 to construct an overflow culvert under link between pitches discharging into a newly constructed open overflow field drain – €14,850
Mullinavanague, Redhills – To re-construct existing culvert 65m long 600mm diameter – €11,700