Minister for OPW reassures Leitrim and Longford they will have flood defences

Athlone based Minister Kevin Boxer Moran says people at risk of flooding in Longford and Leitrim can be reassured that they will be included in a list of 47 areas that are to be prioritised.

The OPW Minister brought a memo to cabinet today outlining the plans and the regions most at risk will be announced in January.

The Minister has said it will take a billion euro to provide all the flood defences necessary for the entire country.


He says that right now though he’s been given enough money to deliver the first 47 schemes and he says communities in the Shannonside region can expect good news on the way…