HOWLIN SAYS HE’LL LOOK AT DREDGING SLANEY TO TACKLE ENNISCORTHY FLOODING
The Minister for Public Expenditure has confirmed that he is prepared to look at the possibility of dredging parts of the River Slaney in a bid to tackle flooding in Enniscorthy.
Minister Brendan Howlin was speaking on South East Radio’s Morning Mix where he announced a fund of half a million euro has been set aside which could be used to cover the cost of the dredging.
However he says consultations with various interested groups must take place first;
“All over Enniscorthy…when I was marching up and down the number of people that came up to me and said listen the simpler solution is dredging…and there is issues in relation to habitat and so on” he said.
“I haven’t the slightest doubt as soon as we embark on this course of action there will be the protests and there will be the resistance to this as well so we have to have dialogue and we have to have solutions that are workable”
“..but the time for talking is over now, we need to see action, we can’t debate these things anymore, the impact is too real too hurtful on so many families and business people that we really need to get on with finding solutions.” he said.