Cork flood defence: Independent review must be taken

Perhaps it should not be surprising that work on starting — or in this case, not starting — the largest and most expensive flood-defence system in the country’s history has been the target of so many objections, studies, plan revisions, delays, court actions, plan revisions, and even a European Court ruling on the risks to protected habitats.

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Vital Cork flood-prevention scheme delayed further

Work on a vital flood-prevention scheme has been delayed again and construction on it may not start for another year.

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Midleton flood relief target to be hit

A target date 2022 for constructions works on a flood relief scheme will be met, Cork County Council has insisted.

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Demountable barriers part of Cork city’s flood plan

New plans for the €140m Cork City flood defence scheme, which will see proposals to raise quay walls ditched in favour of demountable barriers, have been unveiled.

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Cork flood defence opponents ignoring ‘holistic approach’

The city council’s head of environment insists the Lower Lee Flood Relief Scheme is the only solution, writes Eoin English.

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Cork flood defence plan changes unveiled

Major design changes to Cork’s €140m flood defence scheme have been unveiled that will see demountable flood defences, rather than walls, used to protect the most historic city centre areas.

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City Hall ‘trying to distort true position’, says solicitor for Save Cork City

A solicitor for campaigners behind the successful legal challenge of the first major flood defence scheme in Cork has accused City Hall of trying to “distort the true position” about why its planning was quashed.

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OPW confident court ruling will not affect Cork flood defence project

The Office of Public Works (OPW) says it’s confident its €140m Cork flood defence project — the largest in the history of the state — will not be affected by a European Court ruling that has stalled delivery of the first phase.

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Key element of Cork flood defences delayed after EU court ruling

A key element of the largest flood defence scheme in the history of the state has been delayed by up to six months following a European Court ruling on the potential impact of such works on protected habitats.

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False barriers are used to block best flood plan

The proposed OPW flood relief project for Cork City is the culmination of 11 years of detailed scientific and engineering study carried out by experts, writes Valerie O’Sullivan.

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Business groups back OPW’s €140m flood defence plan for Cork

The two main business groups in Cork have endorsed the OPW’s €140m city flood defence plan.

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OPW defends Cork flood prevention plan amid protests

The Office of Public Works is defending its flood relief plans for Cork city as the only viable way to protect against flooding.

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