Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan TD, made the announcement while welcoming news that Cork County Council has issued a tender for engagement of engineering consultants to carry out the design of the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme.
Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley stated;
“The issue of flooding is of great concern to businesses and residents, and many people will welcome this positive news from Cork County Council and from the Office of Public Works. As an issue which effects homes and livelihoods it is important that the residents and businesses of Bantry and Crookstown know that Cork County Council is working with national bodies to secure a solution.”
Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey further noted;
“Flood relief projects are ambitious and impactful initiatives and we greatly welcome support in delivering them. The relief works in Bantry and Crookstown will go a long way in ensuring the safety and growth of the local communities, which will in turn, benefit the whole West Cork region. Collaboration with local communities and with the Office of Public Works will play a central part in our success.”