A plaque has been unveiled today to mark the completion of the Carrowholly flood relief scheme in Westport.

Minister for the OPW Patrick O'Donovan is in Westport today where he has also visited another local flood alleviation scheme which has commenced in the town, at Cois Abhainn and Ashwood.

Residents at Carrowholly have experienced significant flooding over the last number of years and Minister O'Donovan says between the two projects it is an investment of two million euro in the local area.

Meanwhile, the Minister was also asked today what the latest update is in regards to the Crossmolina Flood Relief Scheme.

He says the report from the external engineers that were appointed is now back with the department of public expenditure and reform.

Mayo County Council and the OPW have to make a planning application every time they want to do a flood relief scheme of scale above a certain level and Crossmolina falls into this bracket.

Minister O'Donovan says that while it is a slow process he is committed to the project.

He has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew.


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