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29 May 2022

Project Ireland 2040: Boxer welcomes €1bn investment in flood relief

Project Ireland 2040: Boxer welcomes €1bn investment in flood relief

Minister of State for the OPW, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran

Minister of State for the OPW, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has said that the Project Ireland 2040 announcement of €1bn investment in flood relief management is a reflection of Government commitment to defend people’s homes and businesses.

Minister Moran said the securing of up to €1bn will greatly advance the building of 130 flood relief schemes identified in the OPW’s Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management programme (CFRAM).

“This announcement is a reflection of this Government’s prioritising of flood risk management and the building of flood defences,” said Minister Moran.

“Since becoming Minister, I have strongly argued for increased resources so that the OPW can get on with the vital task of building flood defences without being held back by a lack of funding or staff.”

“The important thing now is that the Government is recognising that the hardship and suffering by people from flood events must be tackled with a greater sense of urgency, by ramping up investment in the area. Personally, I am delighted to have secured this billion euro investment.”

“Project Ireland 2040 is about planning for the future and flood relief measures must be part of it,” concluded Minister Moran.

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