Minister of OPW has intended to visit Carrick on Shannon in the New Year due to the slow pace of flood relief in the town

The Minister for the OPW has appealed for patience from communities along the Shannon who are affected by flooding.

Patrick O’ Donovan was in Athlone this week to assess flood defences in the town, while he also met with a local flood action group, Save Our Shannon.

Residents of Carrick on Shannon have expressed frustration at the slow pace of flood relief works following the publication of the CFram studies in the summer of 2018.

Minister O’Donovan says that he is aware of the frustration of people and intends to visit Carrick on Shannon in the New Year to view the progress on works: