Time constraints mean OPW Minister won't be visiting Co Leitrim flood areas

Leitrim Observer Reporter


Leitrim Observer Reporter

Flooding on the River Shannon, Carrick-on-Shannon last year.

A proposed visit to Counties Roscommon and Leitrim by Minister of State at the Office of Public Works  (OPW) and Flood Relief, Sean Canney TD, will not include a visit to Co Leitrim the Leitrim Observer has learned.

Over the weekend Independent Roscommon/Galway TD, Michael Fitzmaurice said the Minister for State planned to tour flood impacted areas of both Counties Roscommon and Leitrim.

However the OPW has confirmed that today's visit by Minister Canney will now include only tours of Lough Funshinagh-Ardmullen; Athleague-Correal Turlough; Castleplunkett-Bushfield-Brackloon Turloughs and Boyle Turloughs.

It is understood that time constraints mean a visit to Co Leitrim's flood impacted areas, including the parts of Carrick-on-Shannon which lie in Co Roscommon, will not be possible today. But the Minister is said to be planning a separate date for a tour of Carrick-on-Shannon and other areas of Co Leitrim in the near future.