One of the issues that arose during my conversations with local residents in the Ardmore/Montrose and Maryfield Crescent areas is that of the on-going flooding problems over the last number of years relating to the Naniken River. Residents in this area have had their homes flooded and many local residents have been prevented from obtaining flood insurance.
My colleague Aodhán Ó Ríordáin TD has been working hard on this issue and last year Dublin City Council agreed to allocate €50,000 in its 2014 budget to conduct a hydraulic analysis of the river. This analysis could find the solution to the flooding problems.
However since this agreement, there has been no movement from the City Council to conduct the hydraulic analysis. Residents have indicated that this issue has dragged on for far too long and that it is now time for some action.
To get some movement on this issue I have asked local residents to join me in petitioning the City Manager. The petition will then be sent to him to give him the strongest possible message that we need progress on this issue.
As many people as possible need to respond so please add your support – together we can make a difference!