Dáil Éireann - Volume 451 - 05 April, 1995
Written Answers. - County Galway Flooding.
Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn
38. Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Finance the action, if any, he proposes to take to alleviate the flooding on the Sligo/Limerick railway line near Gort, County Galway, which is having serious effects on the viability of the western freight corridor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6319/95]
Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. J. Higgins) Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. J. Higgins)
Minister of State at the Department of Finance (Mr. J. Higgins): The flooding of the Sligo/Limerick railway line near Gort, County Galway is connected with the general flooding problem in the South Galway area and will be examined as part of the multi-disciplinary study being commissioned at present by the Commissioners of Public Works into the flooding problem in the Gort-Ardrahan area of South Galway.
Responsibility for maintaining freight services in operation is a matter for Iarnrod Éireann. I am advised that freight services between Limerick and Claremorris were re-routed in order to by-pass the flooded areas.
Dáil Éireann 451 Written Answers. County Galway Flooding.