Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., in Bantry today (3 February 2022) welcomed the appointment of JB Barry and Partners Ltd. in joint venture with JBA Consulting Ltd. as engineering and environmental consultants to carry out the design of the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme.
The Bantry Flood Relief Scheme is part of the Government’s €1.3bn investment in flood relief measures under the National Development Plan, as part of Project Ireland 2040.
Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Gillian Coughlan, warmly welcomed the signing of contracts which sees the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme progress to the first project stage: “This is an important step in advancing the Bantry Flood Relief Scheme. It is also an important step for the residents and businesses in Bantry and I would like to encourage public participation in the consultation stages of this process. Cork County Council welcomes the OPW advancing this scheme which will bring assurance to the people of Bantry in a manner similar to the success delivered in recent schemes such as Skibbereen, Bandon and Clonakilty.”