Carrick-on-Suir Flood Report is finally ready nearly three years on

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Carrick-on-Suir Flood Report is finally ready nearly three years on

Carrick-on-Suir's flooded North Quay in late December, 2015.

The long awaited OPW report on the causes of the flooding that devastated Carrick-on-Suir during the 2015 Christmas holiday period will be presented to this month's meeting of Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District councillors.

Carrick-on-Suir MD Engineer Willie Corby informed councillors at the District's latest meeting that the Council had just received the final report and it will be discussed at the meeting on Thursday, October 25. 

Local councillors have criticised the length of time it has taken to finalise and publish the report examining what caused the flooding that affected Carrick-on-Suir's North Quay, Bridge Street, Mill Street and other pockets of the town in the last days of December, 2015. 

Last October, the Council sent the draft report back to the OPW to seek clarification on a number of technical issues. 

The Council announced in April that the report's publication was being further delayed because the local authority wasn't satisfied the report accurately reflected what it believed happened in Carrick-on-Suir during the flooding.