Galway gets €9.5m for flood repairs

Friday 28 February 2014 17.46
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High water at Spanish Arch in Galway city
High water at Spanish Arch in Galway city
The funds were provided by several Government departments
The funds were provided by several Government departments
The council had sought total funds of €18.23m
The council had sought total funds of €18.23m
The floods were some of the worst in living memory
The floods were some of the worst in living memory

Galway County Council has been given almost €9.5m for clean-up and repair costs after flooding and storm events earlier this year.

The money will cover repair and restoration work for roads, car parks, piers, walkways, harbours and burial grounds that were damaged by high seas and strong winds in January.

The total allocation is made up from funds provided by several Government departments.

The council had sought €18.23m in the aftermath of some of the worst storms in living memory.

This included projected costs for long-term coastal protection and tidal defence works not covered in this round of funding.

Meanwhile, Clare County Council has said it is monitoring the potential risk of coastal flooding in the coming days.

It said that a tidal surge and southwest to west winds will coincide with high spring tidal conditions during the 36-hour period from Sunday morning to Monday evening.

It said conditions are not expected to deteriorate to the extent experienced earlier this year.