Saturday 19 January 2019

Call for meeting on coastal erosion

The Donabate Branch of the Labour Party has called on Mr Kevin Boxer Moran TD, Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief to set up an urgent round table meeting to discuss the flooding and coastal erosion problems at The Burrow in Portrane.

The most recent high tides have made one house unfit for human habitation, three residential properties, the local chip shop and cafe , the public toilets and public open space at the Brook under immediate threat, according to the local party.

Spokesperson for the branch and former TD, Sean Ryan said: 'Likewise the future of the Brook Public House and properties on Healy's Lane and Spout Lane will be at risk unless a scheme is sanctioned urgently.'

Apart from Minister Moran who visited the area recently at the behest of Brendan Ryan TD, Officials from Office of Public Works, Fingal County Council, National Parks Wildlife Services and the Burrow Coastal Liaison Group need to be in attendance at the round table meeting so that an agreed scheme can be sanctioned and the funding approved to enable work to commence, according to the local branch of the Labour Party who agreed a motion on the issue at its latest meeting.

Fingal Independent