Tralee Expected To Be Included In €1bn Flood Defences Plan Announced Today

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Ballymullen flooding in 2015.

TRALEE is expected to be included in the new one billion euro flood risk management plan to be announced by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Athlone today.

Researchers looked at 300 areas in a six-year study  including 90 coastal areas, most impacted by flooding. It has been carried out by the Office of Public Works’ Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management programme.

A number of places in the Tralee area including Blennerville, Ballymullen, Princes Street/Godfrey Place and Manor have been flooded over the past few years causing damage to homes and businesses, so it is hoped Tralee will be one of the priority areas named today.

Over the next 10 years, €1bn will be spent on the initial 29 flood management schemes nationwide with 118 schemes to be completed in total. Fifty of them to be brought forward in the short term.

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