With the second anniversary of the devastating floods of 2009 later this month there is growing concern that too little has been done to ensure that a repeat scenario won’t re-occur in Co Leitrim.
The absence of any major funding for Leitrim Village in particular, has been especially galling for residents who were left inundated two years ago.
The recent flooding in the east of the country has already attracted calls for greater investment in flood prevention for larger, high-value residential and commercial urban areas and the fear is that these areas will be prioritised ahead of rural counties like Leitrim.
Earlier this year the OPW came in for criticism for allocating no funding to Co Leitrim in the first round of funding in 2011 for Minor Flood Works, despite the fact that large tracts of the county were severely impacted in November 2009.
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer