Urgency needed on Kiltiernan drainage works


News that €247,870 is to be provided for drainage works in the Kiltiernan channel from Kiltiernan to Ballinderreen was welcomed by Galway East TD Paul Connaughton.

‘Funding for the work has been sanctioned by the Minister with responsibility for the OPW, Minister Simon Harris TD under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme and approval is issuing today to Galway County Council.

‘I very much welcome the allocation of funding for drainage works in the Kiltiernan, area. I have highlighted the need for flood mitigation work in this area with Minister Harris, including on his recent visit to Kiltiernan and am delighted that this funding is now being made available to carry out this work.

‘There are a number of conditions attached to the approval, relating to health and safety and environmental protection and the funding in question is to be drawn down by the end of September 2016. This is a short timeframe and I will be urging Galway County Council to carry out the necessary works without delay.’