The Minster of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Patrick O’Donovan has announced that just over €128,000 in funding has been allocated towards Coastal and Flood Protection Works that will protect Foynes Yacht Club from erosion.
Minister O’Donovan said, “Over the last number of years I have worked with Foynes Yacht Club and Minister Kevin Boxer Moran to get funding for flood defences for the club. In recent years a lot of damage has been caused due to a number of storms which has seen the Shannon erode the bank of the club.
“I impressed upon Minister Moran the need for funding for this work, as the club is a very important local amenity in Foynes. The club is used by the whole community and prides itself in reaching out to everyone. However the Club was facing serious risks unless this funding was sourced and as a result I’m delighted to be able to announce it.”
“The allocation of €128,025 will be made to Limerick City and County Council who will arrange for the work to be carried out,” added Minister O’Donovan.