Dáil Éireann - Volume 650 - 12 March, 2008

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Deputy Paul Connaughton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Finance if consideration is being given to the continuation of a pilot project for remedial work such as the removal of blockages on the Shannon river near Meelick, County Galway, to help minimise the risk of localised flooding; if funding has been earmarked for this project in 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10789/08]

  Deputy Noel Ahern: Potential measures to further reduce the risk of summer flooding in the area concerned are currently being pursued. Funding will be made available in 2008 for any measures that are deemed socially, economically and environmentally acceptable.