OPW Minister says people of Douglas no longer need to be in fear of their homes flooding every time it rains

The OPW Minister says the people of Douglas no longer need to be in fear of their homes flooding every time it rains.

Minister Patrick O’Donovan was speaking in the city at the unveiling of a plaque to mark the completion of the Douglas flood relief scheme.

The scheme has been designed to protect 221 homes and businesses in the village that have suffered flooding during times of heavy rain over the years.

The works include flood walls, embankments and the replacement of rivers crossings, while there have also been improvements to Douglas Community Park and the creation of a public plaza on the nearby Church Street.

Speaking to RedFM News at today’s event in Douglas, Minister Patrick O’Donovan says he is focused on delivering more flood defence schemes in the city and county:

“It’s a great day for the community here in Douglas to mark completion of pathways. They’re fairly long process for them led originally by Cork County Council then by the City Council, where these schemes are built, they work and they provide relief to people that’s badly needed in large, urban concentrated population bases. And all we want to do is be able to get on with the rest of the schemes that we have responsibility for.”


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