Dáil Éireann - Volume 624 - 27 September, 2006

Written Answers. - Flood Relief.

Mr. N. O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Finance the reason for the delay in implementing the flood relief measures project in Fermoy, County Cork. [29070/06]

  Mr. Parlon: Detailed design of the Munster Blackwater (Fermoy North) Scheme commenced in June of this year. A contract has been placed to undertake detailed site investigations and this work will commence shortly. The Office of Public Works intend to seek a contractor to undertake [351] the civil engineering works in December 2006/January 2007 with a view to commencing construction works in the first half of 2007. This is broadly in line with the programme dates as outlined to you in reply to Parliamentary Question 133 of 14th June 2006. Some slight delay to the programme has occurred, mainly due to the necessary discussions with affected property owners.