Five major flood relief schemes delayed over planning problems

Schemes to protect almost 2,000 homes had been due to begin last year, but are variously subject to planning objections, or stuck in the planning process

Flooding in Saint Marys Park, Limerick after the River Shannon burst its banks: flood relief schemes are designed to prevent areas like this from flooding again. Picture: Sean Curtin

Five major flood relief schemes designed to protect almost 2,000 homes have been delayed due to planning problems, it has emerged.

The schemes in Dublin, Limerick, Mayo, and Wexford had all been due to start last year, but missed their targeted start dates. One has been subjected to planning objections, while others are still stuck in the planning process.

The Office of Public Works (OPW) told the Business Post that the five flood schemes delayed ...