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Parlon, Tom

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 Nbr. 4


Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

No report has been received by the Office of Public Works from Kildare County Council in relation to flooding at Mill Lane, Leixlip.More Button

Following receipt of reports earlier this year, the Office of Public Works agreed with the county council to carry out flood alleviation works on the Lyreen, Meadowbrook, and Morrell rivers.More Button

The programme of works on the Lyreen and Meadowbrook rivers has been completed. Works to bridges on the Morrell river have been completed and work on embankments commenced. The remaining works have...More Button

The Office of Public Works, Office of Public Works, does not maintain records of every flood event that occurs throughout the country but is in regular contact with local authorities in relation to...More Button

The Office of Public Works has completed a number of flood relief schemes throughout the country in recent years: Mulkear River at Cappamore, County Limerick and Newport, County Tipperary; Nanny Ri...More Button

The Office of Public Works currently has two major flood relief schemes on site at Kilkenny City and Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary.More Button

In addition there are a number of major schemes currently at various stages in the planning and design process: Clonmel, County Tipperary; Carlow Town; Waterford City; Cregaclare, County Galway; En...More Button

As well as the above there are a number of small, localised flood alleviation works being undertaken by local authorities with funding from the Office of Public Works. These include: Scotch Quay, W...More Button

On 27 November 2002, I announced that I was arranging for a major review of national flooding policy to be carried out. I am initiating this review to develop a cohesive national flooding policy th...More Button

The Office of Public Works will continue with its programme of flood relief works throughout the country while the review is in progress.More Button

I will shortly be meeting with the Irish Insurance Federation, IIF, to listen to its views and proposals on the problem of flooding in Ireland.More Button

The Deputy will be aware that on 27 November 2002 I announced that I was arranging for a major review of national flooding policy to be carried out. I am initiating this review to develop a cohesiv...More Button

I look forward to meeting the Irish Insurance Federation, IIF, and to hearing its views and proposals on the problem of flooding in Ireland. My office has been in contact with the IIF and a meeting...More Button

The Deputy will also be aware that on 27 November 2002 I announced that I was arranging for a major review of national flooding policy to be carried out. The purpose of the review is to assess the ...More Button

I do not intend to comment on that part of the Deputy's question regarding a levy on insurance premia as a possible source of funding for a national flood defence agency, other than to say that thi...More Button

In tandem with this review the Office of Public Works will continue to engage in its current programme of flood relief schemes throughout the country.More Button

Written Answers. - State Properties.

At the request of the Minister of State, the Commissioners of Public Works have initiated a comprehensive review of the State property portfolio. Following this review any properties identified as ...More Button

Written Answers. - Tribunals of Inquiry

Following the assessment of a number of options, a building which is owned by the Bar Council and which was undergoing extensive refurbishment by the owners at the time was deemed the most suitable...More Button

The commissioners have provided suitable temporary accommodation to enable the tribunal to proceed with its preliminary work.More Button