Help could be on its way for properties at risk of flooding along the quay at Kinvara.
I have received confirmation from Galway County Council that it is to begin the survey and costing of a Minor Works application to the Office of Public Works for funding to tackle the problem.
Kinvara has experienced serious consequences from tidal flooding from time to time, most recently in 2017.
After the properties along the quay flooded two years ago, I brought the Minister for the Office of Public Works Kevin Moran to Kinvara to see at first hand the devastation caused.
The Office of Public works has indicated that it will look at an application for funding under the Minor Works Scheme.
I have stressed the urgency and importance of putting the application together and have now been informed that the County Council will commence the process in the next four to six weeks.