Budget 2021 confirmation of OPW Flood Relief Schemes funding

Office of Public Works (OPW) will spend almost €105 million on flood relief schemes around Ireland next year.

The office, responsible for the maintenance of State-owned property, heritage and other areas, is due to begin and complete work on some flood relief schemes next year.

Budget 2022 provides an increase to the cash earmarked for this work of €15.1 million to €96 million, documents show. The Government has pledged a further €8.7 million for plant and other machinery needed to complete the projects.

The OPW will bring six major schemes that will provide flood protection to more than 3,900 properties when they are finished. It is due to complete three others meant to protect 820 properties.

It addition, the OPW will continue to provide cash to local authorities for minor flood-mitigation work under a scheme established for this purpose.


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