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‘Clearing of roadside drains won’t solve Inagh flooding’ – Talty

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Recent works in Inagh will not alleviate ‘persistent’ flooding issues according to one county councillor.

Lodging of water “in the event of even modest rainfall” is causing inconvenience for residents in Baunslieve, Inagh with “persistent flooding” on the road, Cllr Shane Talty (FF) detailed. He appealed to the local authority to carry out works along the road with Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF) seconding the proposal.

Roadside drains have recently been cleared in the area, senior executive engineer Alan Kennelly stated in response to Talty’s motion at a meeting of the West Clare Municipal District. “While spot flooding may still be an issue during very heavy rainfall, it is hoped that these measures will alleviate flooding on most occasions,” he added.

Giving his take on the written reply, Cllr Talty commented, “The works that will be carried out in the area are welcome but I don’t think they will address the problems”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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