Further Coastal Studies to be carried out along the Clare Coast – Breen

April 17th, 2015 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has welcomed the news that the OPW has approved funding for coastal erosion and flood risk management studies on a stretch of the coastline from Quilty to Milltown Malbay with particular focus on each of the three locations; Quilty, Spanish Point & Whitestrand.

“Following representations, I was pleased to be informed by the Minister of State, with responsibility for the OPW, Simon Harris T.D., today (Friday) that the OPW has agreed in principle to provide funding to Clare County Council to undertake this study.

“While remedial works were carried out by Clare County Council with funding for the works provided by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the Local Authority is now very anxious to have the coast defences strengthened in this area and this study will provide invaluable information to support decision making about how best to manage risk associated with coastal flooding in these areas.
Approval for these studies in follows on from funding provided for studies in Kilbaha, New Quay and Aughinis, Clonahincy, Lahinch, Liscannor & Clahanes,