€12.8 m funding allocated for Phase 2 – Ennis Drainage Scheme.

July 6th, 2011 - Pat Breen

Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen said today (Wednesday) that he understands that the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. has signed off €12.8 m in funding for Phase 2 of the Ennis Drainage Scheme.

Welcoming the news, Deputy Breen said that “Phase 1 has already being completed very successfully and the works in Phase 2, which will be carried out under the auspices of the OPW will alleviate the problems which were caused by flooding in Ennis in December 2009. The area covered will be from Bank Place in the town right down to Doora Bridge.”

“It is very good news for the town of Ennis. When this work is completed it should prevent further flooding which has caused a lot of hardship in December 2009. I expect that the Minister of State at the Department of Finance Brian Hayes who will be visiting the County on Friday, 15th July next, will officially launch the Scheme.”