There is still no date for the completion of a long promised sea wall that would prevent flooding and allow people in the Bundoola area of Belmullet to sleep in peace in their beds this winter.
That was confirmed by council management at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Mayo County Council.
Local Fine Gael Gael councillor asked why the flood wall is not built and asked for a completion date. Last year, he said work on the wall was stalled due to “overwintering birds” nesting in the area, and he asked if those birds have returned this winter, and if that means again, that no further progress can be made on the essential piece of infrastructure that could prevent flooding of local roads and homes over the winter months.
Councillor Coyle says he was astounded this time last year when the local authority explained why the wall was not going to be in place for last winter, and he says it’s unbelievable that we are facing into a second winter without the wall being built, despite the funding in place to build it.
He spoke to Midwest News about his frustration with the ongoing delay...