OPW agrees to re-examine plans to provide flooding solution at Lough Fuinshinagh

The Office of Public Works has agreed to reassess the criteria that would have made it difficult to support a solution to flooding at Lough Fuinshinagh in south Roscommon.

A consultant’s report presented to Roscommon County Council last month, outlined how providing outflow pipes from the turlough were way beyond the parameters of a cost-benefit analysis.

At a meeting facilitated by Minister Kevin Boxer Moran this morning, officials agreed to reassess the impact of flooding on houses in the area.

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That will now be based on the cost of relocation which make a substantial difference to the cost-benefit analysis.

They have also agreed to reassess the impact of flooding on local farmland as local Councillor Laurence Fallon explains: