Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has welcomed the news that the OPW has agreed in principle to provide €200,000 in funding to undertake a feasibility study for possible coastal erosion/flood protection measures at Cloughaninchy in Quilty.
“Following representations, I was pleased to be informed by the Minister of State, with responsibility for the OPW, Simon Harris T.D., yesterday (Monday) that the OPW has agreed in principle to provide €200,000 funding to Clare County Council to engage consultants to undertake a feasibility study at Cloughaninchy in Quilty. I would also like to thank the OPW for turning around this funding application in a 3-week time frame.
During our discussions, Minister of State Harris advised me that while the actual cost of the study cannot be confirmed until the tenders are submitted and a contract awarded, he anticipates that the cost of engaging consultants for the project will be in the region of €200,000.
Over the coming weeks, Clare County Council will be advertising for tenders to undertake this project and once the Contract is awarded I would hope that they will be no undue delay in getting the study underway as this feasibility will provide very important conclusions for possible flood protection measures at Cloughanichy.”