Progress for Murrough and Arklow Flood Defences – Donnelly

Published on: 09 January 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow and East Carlow Stephen Donnelly is to tour the Murrough and Arklow Coastal Defences with Minister for the OPW, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran tomorrow.

Deputy Donnelly said, “For months now I’ve been working towards investment to protect Wicklow Town’s Murrough, Arklow’s North Beach protections, and flood defences for Arklow. As part of this I met in December with the OPW Minister, Kevin Boxer Moran. At that meeting he agreed to come to both Wicklow Town and Arklow to see what works are required.

“I’m delighted to report that I’ll be meeting Boxer tomorrow to take a look at the three areas of concern. As the next step, I’ll be asking the Minister for funding for an in-depth engineering report of the areas. This is a requirement for any new serious capital spend, which is badly needed.”

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