Politicians in south and west Laois want action on drains and floods

Politicians in south and west Laois want action on drains and floods

A blocked drain at Capponellan Lane, Durrow, beside the old N8, has been causing serious flooding according to Cllr John King.

He told told a Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting that the problem needs to be investigated.

Laois County Council Senior Executive Engineer Paul McLoughlin replied.

“The Council recently carried out improvement works to the drainage system in this area. There is maintenance required to drains in private land and request has been made for this work to be carried out.”

At the same meeting the council was called upon to address the flooding issues at Mick Dooley’s residence, Derrahnaseera, Coolrain.

Cllr James Kelly, Independent, made the appeal.

In reply, Senior Executive Engineer Paul McLoughlin said the Council would investigate the problem and, where necessary, would implement a solution for issues that were under the Council’s remit.

Mr McLoughlin gave a similar reply when Cllr Kelly raised flooding at Phelans’ shop in Ballaghmore.