A south Mayo councillor has called for a representative of the Office of Public Works to come before the next meeting of the Claremorris / Swinford Municipal District of Mayo County Council to outline their plans for flood allevation measures at The Neale crossroads.

Fianna Fail Councillor Damien Ryan said what was expected to be a "one in one hundred years event" has in fact occurred in 2006, 2009, 2015/16 and now in 2020, and he said the recurring flooding at the Neale crossroads, cannot continue.

He outlined that the current flooding has meant for him personally a 40 km round trip twice each day to bring children to school, and is causing huge inconvenience for local residents and businesses.

Consultants have been appointed to produce a report on the best way of tackling the issue, and Councillor Ryan said this work needs to be fast-tracked.

His proposal that a representative of the OPW come before the next meeting of the municipal district to outline the timetable for works in the Neale area was seconded by Councillor Michael Burke.

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