Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, has announced that €358,787 has been allocated by the Government to Mayo County Council for flood mitigation works and a coastal protection scheme at Carraholly.
The work will consist of the addition of embankments to the existing flood defences and associated works. Minister Ring said: "This news will give great assurance to the local community in Carraholly and is wonderful news for them. I look forward to seeing these flood prevention measures in place and I call on Mayo County Council to ensure that the work is carried our without delay.
"Carraholly has experienced significant flood damage in the past as a consequence of severe weather events and I believe these works can help bring an end to that situation.
"I would like to commend the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Kevin Boxer Moran for allocating this funding. In doing so he has recognised the seriousness of the flooding threat facing the local community, an issue I have highlighted with him.
"As Minister for Rural and Community Development, I will continue to work to ensure that the Government supports people who live in rural communities."