Friday, April 2, 2010

Funding will protect flood-prone towns in County Clare, Ireland

Sam Bond in Government funding has been announced to boost flood defences in four town in Co Clare, Ireland. Back in January, Clare received a €1.1m share of a €16.5m national package to help rebuild the worst affected areas and pay the bill for additional emergency services required during the flooding in late 2009.

Now the county is to receive almost half a million Euro in further funding to carry out flood protection work in the hopes of mitigating future problems. The four schemes to benefit are installation of an overflow flood culvert at the Gort Road Industrial Park in Ennis (€300,000 euro), flood mitigation works at Ranaghan on the Corofin to Tubber road (€90,000 euro), a culvert upgrade in Clonbony (€36,000) and flood mitigation works in Ruan (€90,000).

Clare TD Tony Killeen, also Defence Minister, has welcomed the funding allocations which he said would greatly reduce the risk of flooding in the areas concerned….

Poulnabrone dolmen, the Burren, County Clare. The most frequently heard comment is, "It's not as big as it looks on the postcards". Still impressive. Shot by Steve Ford Elliott, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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