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.

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: