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Rahona River assessment hindered by insufficient resources

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Insufficient resources will prevent an assessment of the hydrology of rivers in the West Clare Municipal District.

Resources are not on hand within the West Clare MD when it comes to assessing the hydrology of large surface water courses and rivers, senior executive engineer Alan Kennelly stated.

His comments were in response to a motion from Cllr Gabriel Keating (FG) seeking an assessment on the Rahona River from Bella to Carrigaholt “in order to alleviate the continuous flooding in the area”.

Kennelly advised that he would bring the matter before the capital projects management office of Clare County Council to determine if the request could be funded by the Office of Public Works.

“I am looking for a short-term solution,” Keating told the November meeting of the West Clare MD. Drainage work at the Lynch residence would solve the matter, he believed. His proposal was seconded by Cllr Cillian Murphy (FF).

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, and 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 -

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