Residents around Lough Funshinagh in south Roscommon are appealing to everyone to redouble their efforts so as to allow work resume on an overflow pipe from the lake.
Following a court hearing brought by Friends of the Irish Environment, Roscommon County Council says it will move ahead with the required planning and environmental assessments to progress a solution to the flooding.
It says it deeply regrets "that the expectations of the local community have been dashed".
Local resident Sheila Kearney says her father and mother have been living in constant fear with floods for five years now.
She says her hopes of a future in the area have been shredded.
Leo Kenny who has lost acres of farmland as well as sheds to the rising water is appealing to everyone to put their shoulders to the wheel to get the work going again.
You can hear audio from many more people from Lough Funshaingh here: