A previous voluntary clear up of the River Triogue.
More money for Portlaoise river cleaning was sought by Cllr Willie Aird.
He called on the area engineer to ensure that the Portlaoise Municipal District area gets one-third of this money so that the cleaning can commence on the River Triogue from Green Mill Lane through Kyle onto Cooltoran.
Mr Kieran Kehoe, director of services, said the area engineer would liaise with the relevant senior engineer regarding the budget.
“It needs to be cleaned, that would alleviate the flooding,” said Cllr Aird.