Castleconnell residents urged to attend flood relief scheme update

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LIMERICK City and County Council will host a public consultation update on the Castleconnell Flood Relief Scheme on Wednesday, September 21.

The scheme is currently in the options appraisal phase. The project team have considered a long list of potential flood management measures, from which a number of scheme options have been brought forward for assessment.

The purpose of this Public Participation Day is to give interested parties an overview of these options and provide an opportunity to engage with the project team, share their thoughts on the options and any potential constraints to their implementation.

Members of Limerick City and County Council, the OPW and the appointed engineering and environmental consultants JBA Consulting and JB Barry & Partners will be available on the day to discuss the scheme.

Local TD, Kieran O’Donnell is encouraging everyone in Castleconnell and surrounding areas to attend.

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“This is a flood relief project that along with my local colleague Cllr Michael Murphy I have been working on for a considerable period of time. Campaigning with locals, we secured the inclusion of Castleconnell in the OPW’s final CFRAMS (Catchment Flood Risk Assessment & Management ) report published in 2018, and I secured funding of €720,000 from the OPW for this Castleconnell Flood relief scheme to proceed.

“It is imperative that proper permanent flood defences are constructed to protect the homes and businesses in Castleconnell Village and surrounding areas. We know and have seen first-hand of the terrible ordeal people had to endure with the floods in recent years and we wish to see these flood defences in place as quickly as possible,” said Deputy O’Donnell.

The meeting takes place on Wednesday, September 21 in the Castle Oaks Hotel, Castleconnell from 4pm to 8pm. Presentations from the project team will be given at 5pm and 7pm