At a meeting in Leinster House last Thursday, Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran committed to carrying out further work on the Lough Funshinagh study to see if a final solution can be found to the ongoing problem, Deputy Denis Naughten has said.
The meeting with Minister Moran was sought as a result of a request by Cllr. Laurence Fallon on behalf of the local homeowners and farmers with a view to providing clarity on what future works can be carried out to resolve the ongoing serious flooding problem.
Commenting after the meeting, Cllr. Fallon said: “Following this meeting there will be further work on the cost-benefit analysis, environmental and agricultural impact as well as site investigations on possible outfall solutions.
“While much of this work can be completed quite quickly, the site investigation works will be dependent on ground conditions to access farmland”.
Deputy Denis Naughten said: “As soon as this has been completed, the Office of Public Works and Roscommon County Council will be in a position to finalise its approach to addressing the implications of the Lough Funshinagh flooding”.