Immediate Remedial Works must be undertaken on roads in the North Clare/South Galway Border – BREEN

December 10th, 2009 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Clare T.D. Pat Breen has today called on Clare County Council to undertake remedial works on the Roads on the North Clare/South Galway Border, which remain impassable as a result of the recent flooding. Deputy Breen’s call follows his visit to the area on Sunday morning accompanied by Cllr Joe Arkins.

“The communities of North Clare and South Galway have been absolutely devastated by the recent flooding crisis and much of the area remains submerged under water.

I visited the area on Sunday morning with Cllr Joe Arkins and we met with a number of local residents and landowners and we saw the situation for ourselves. Most of the roads in the Tubber/Boston remain impassable because a lot of the underground lakes and streams have over flown. The Junction at Lockbunny Cross remains flooded and the Rathorpe to Fiddaun on the Gort Border is also under water. The only access that the locals and road users have is a minor road which is known locally as the Wood Road and as you can imagine this is causing a lot of disruption.

It is important now that Clare County Council inspect the flood damage which has been caused to the road and immediately undertake remedial works, so that this road on the North Clare/South Galway Border can be re-opened. In the longer-term they should be looking at raising this road to prevent future flooding.”