Slaney Flood Relief Plans on Display

Final design plans for the proposed Slaney Flood Relief Programme have gone on display in Enniscorthy Library and can be viewed by the general public until June 18th. Minister of State Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran was in Enniscorthy on Monday for the unveiling of the plans which he said will transform Enniscorthy when the work is completed.

Chamber President Maree Lyng and Development Officer, Jimmy Gahan, were among the invited audience at the unveiling ceremony which was also attended by Wexford County Council’s CEO, Tom Enright, officials from the Department of Public Works, local TDs and local public representatives.

At the launch it was pointed out how badly affected Enniscorthy was over the years by flooding of low lying areas during the Winter season. That will now be a thing of the past, said Minister Moran, when the flood relief programme is completed.

Very importantly, Minister Moran said the money for the scheme was in place and ‘ring-fenced’ and could not be used for any other purpose other than what it was allocated for. “No future Minister in my Department can change that”, he said to great applause and relief from the people present.