O’Donovan announces funding approval for Kilkee coastal protection

Funding of €81,000 has been approved for proposed works to reinforce the sea wall in Kilkee in West Clare.

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Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., has announced the approval of Clare County Council’s application for funding under the Office of Public Works’ Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.

Under the project, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has approved funding of €81,000 for the proposed works, which include underpin the existing sea walls with reinforced concrete foundation at Kilkee Seawall, Co. Clare.

The Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme was introduced by the Office of Public Works in 2009.

The purpose of the scheme is to provide funding to Local Authorities to undertake minor flood mitigation works or studies to address localised flooding and coastal protection problems within their administrative areas.

The program generally applies where a solution can be readily identified and achieved in a short time frame.