Minister O’Donovan announces funding approval for flood protection works in Tobernea, Kilmallock

Limerick Fine Gael TD and Minister of State Patrick O'Donovan

MINISTER of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., has announced the approval of Limerick City and County Council’s application under the Office of Public Works’ Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.

Under the scheme, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has approved funding of €40,230 for the replacement of existing undersized culverts, pipes and a narrow crossing with box culverts as well as for reinstatement works at Tobernea, Kilmallock.

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Minister O’Donovan said: “The OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme offers important support to local authorities to carry out necessary flood mitigation works and improvements and I am pleased these works, which will protect the three homes that have previously flooded as well as five additional properties at risk of flooding, can go ahead in Tobernea, Kilmallock.”