Today it has been announced by Government that almost €11 million is to be allocated for flood relief schemes in County Donegal.
Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran met with officials from Donegal County Council this morning to discuss advancement in flood relief measures.
A scheme for Lifford will receive €6 million.
Castlefin is to receive €1.75 million in funding, while Burnfoot will be allocated €1.5 million in funding.
“We have had a very fruitful meeting and we have agreed mechanisms for the progression of flood relief schemes as a priority for Lifford, Burnfoot, Castlefin, Carrowkeel, Downings and Glenties,” said the Minister.
Sinn Féin Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has welcomed the announcement by the Minister.
“I warmly welcome this announcement especially the plans for Castlefinn and Burnfoot. Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn and I have been working tirelessly with Minister Moran to make this a reality.
“When the last raft of schemes was announced, many communities in Donegal were left disappointed. I invited Minister Moran to visit Donegal to see for himself to need for these projects.
“€1.5m for Burnfoot, €1.75m for Castlefinn and €6m for Lifford represent an excellent result for the people of Donegal. I will continue to ensure that the schemes are now advanced without delay. The green light for these key projects has now been delivered.
“The progress on and funding for the Glenties, Ballybofey, Downings, and Carrowkeel scheme makes this an important day for Donegal and its communities.”