Work on Deansgrange stream gets the green light
Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has welcomed the announcement of €148,500 in funding for the realignment of the stream and embankment at Deansgrange.
“Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council submitted an application for funding for works to be carried out on Deansgrange stream under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works & Coastal Protection Scheme. Confirmation has now been given that a total of €148,500 is to be made available for the works to be carried out.
“This funding and the works it will facilitate are to be welcomed. So too is the commitment of the Dun Laoghaire County Council Manager to address flooding in the Monkstown area. The underlying cause of the flood event at Old Connaught Avenue is also being investigated. The flood risk is included in the Eastern Catchment and is funded by the Office of Public Works.
“Ensuring that our streams and local waterways are maintained is essential to alleviating the risk of flooding, and associated damage, down the line. It also reinforces the natural beauty which so many of us take for granted.
“I am delighted that this money is being made available, despite the constraints on the public purse. The realignment of the embankment will help to preserve the Deansgrange stream, ensuring that it is maintained as it should into the future.”