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October 21, 2009

Funding for Toni River Flood Works in Celbridge

Local Fianna Fail TD Michael Fitzpatrick has welcomed the news that funding has been awarded to tackle flooding of the Toni River in Celbridge.

“The Minister of State at the Department of Office of Public Works, Martin Mansergh has informed me that funding of €150,000 is being made available to Kildare County Council for work to alleviate flooding of the Toni River in Celbrige.”

“This river has burst its banks in the past causing severe difficulties for local residents.”

“The funding was awarded following an application from Kildare County Council. The OPW prioritised projects that required immediate measures or studies in their areas and I am pleased that the Toni River has been targeted for funding.”

“I know that the Minister was keen to prioritise areas where there was substantial risk to homes and other properties.”

“I am confident that work will begin shortly and will make a substantial difference to the area,” concluded Deputy Fitzpatrick.