Dáil Éireann - Volume 595 - 16 December, 2004

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

  105. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Finance if the OPW has responsibility for the River Tolka boundary wall along East Wall Road, Dublin 3; if arrangements can be made to repair, repoint and raise this wall in view of its critical role in flood prevention; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33915/04]

  106. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Finance if the OPW will replace the damaged rails on the embankment wall at the rear of a road (details supplied) in Dublin 3 which is hazardous in view of the heavy flow of the River Tolka at that point. [33916/04]

  Mr. Parlon: I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 and 106 together.

The Office of Public Works is not responsible for the wall in question. The Office of Public Works has undertaken works on the River Tolka in the city area on behalf of Dublin City Council. The works have been undertaken following two separate public exhibitions by the city council in 2003 and 2004, as required under Part 8 of the Planning and Development Regulations 2001.

The final report of the River Tolka flooding study did not contain any recommendations on the areas outlined by the Deputy. Officials from the OPW and the city council will shortly enter discussions on what works can be carried out in 2005 and I will arrange to have the areas referred to here considered to determine if works are [1071] required and, if so, what priority they should be accorded in the overall work programme.