Politicians want more action on Shannon flooding

There are calls for the Office of Public Works (OPW) to initiate more drainage schemes in flood-prone areas along the Shannon.

Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, who has responsibility for the OPW, attended a meeting in Clonown at the weekend, where he heard concerns of residents over the increased water levels in the area, despite the recent dry weather.

They want to know why this is occurring and what measures can be taken to address it.

Deputy Denis Naughten and Fianna Fáil’s spokesman on OPW and flood relief, Eugene Murphy, also attended.

Deputy Murphy says people are concerned about being cut off should there be increased rainfall and calls for more main drainage schemes to be looked at.