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Yet another hurdle for Clare community’s flood relief scheme

FLOOD relief works that were due to begin in Springfield, Clonlara next week, have hit yet another hitch, it was revealed to council members last Monday (May 10). The matter was raised by Councillor Michael Begley who ask officials for the revised completion date for the works, which were first mooted in 2016. The works, which are designed to finally remove the risk of severe flooding that has hung over the area for more than a decade-and-a-half, had already been dealt a blow by pandemic restrictions. There had been widespread relief at the prospect of them finally getting underway. “We’re now waiting for two reports,” Councillor Begley noted, at the monthly meeting of Clare County Council. “One of those is from the hydrologists and the other will come from the consultants thereafter.” Chief Executive Pat Dowling noted that the latest obstacle to the works is “quite new”. “A particular matter has arisen,” he said “We have to await the outcome. …

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Contractor identified for Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme

THE preferred contractor for the €8.6m Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme has been revealed. Civil and MEICA Engineering Contractors, Ward and Burke have had a letter of acceptance signed by Clare County Council, with the contract to be finalised on March 8. “This essential work will afford flood protection to over 120 homes and five commercial properties along the Clare Road, including homes in estates such as Ard Aoibhin, Abbey Ville, Abbey Court, College Green and College Grove. This work will also provide flood protection to St Flannan’s College, Ennis,” Deputy Pat Breen said. “Like many others, I was disappointed to learn last July that the then preferred contractor for the Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme had formally withdrawn its tender. However a commitment of €8.6 million funding for the project from the OPW was secured and ring-fenced allowing for the project to go to tender again immediately. This project is the final element in the main €39 million programme …

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Ennis flood “danger has not passed”

ENNIS has so far escaped the brunt of Storm Brigid, however town manager Ger Dollard has warned, “the danger has not passed.” He outlined that river levels are in the “red zone”, with a high risk of flooding still in place. And he urged members of the public to remain vigilant as stormy weather conditions are expected to continue. The town manager was speaking at a meeting of Ennis Town Council this week where he pointed out that the town’s flood defences have been working well. “Despite the very heavy rain and high tide Ennis has performed exceptionally well over the last number of weeks,” he said. He outlined that there have been major improvements to flood defences in recent years with a number of works carried out at various locations including the Gort Road Flood Relief Scheme. While work on phase 2 of the Ennis Flood Relief Scheme continues. And he stated that since the flooding of 2009 the …

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