Burton calls on Ministers to support flood alleviation proposals for Dublin 15

Cllr Joan Burton has called on the Minister for the Environment, Martin Cullen TD, and on PD Minister of State, Tom Parlon, TD to immediately indicate their support for the alleviation measures to prevent the River Tolka flooding again. The flooding caused much devastation in Dublin 15 – at Blanchardstown (Herbert Rd.), Castlecurragh, Littlepace and other areas during the heavy rainfall of the 14th and 15th of November last.

She said the cost of €2.7 million for the interim measure in the Fingal area, €3-7 million in the South Meath area and further sums in Dublin City would do much to prevent suffering for the many families who had such a devastating experience with flooding in November.

The measures proposed for the Dublin 15 area include embankment works on the N3 at Parslickstown, Westpoint Business Park and Herbert Road and also drainage re-routing at the N3 earth embankment and at Mulhuddart Wall. In addition, there are proposals for general clearing and maintenance of the riverbed and structural assessment of bridges and river walls for flood damage.

A separate report on the flooding in the Meath area proposes works at Clonee to protect the Littlepace area.

Cllr. Burton added that she was delighted to see specific references to Herbert Road embankment proposals and also to the protection of the Littlepace area.