By Bryan T. Smyth
The Minister of State with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works
will visit Cork in the next 10 days.
Brian Hayes will travel to meet Cork City Manager Tim Lucey
to discuss how his agency can help with Blackpool’s flooding problem.
The trip is as a result of pressure placed on the OPW by Members of the
Blackpool Traders Association,
and local politicians.
A Cork Delegation met with the Minister yesterday in his Dublin office.
It was described as “constructive meeting” and the Minister also indicated
that a firm of consultants will be
appointed in the next two weeks to draw up a plan of what work needs to be
done on the ground in Blackpool
to stop a repeat of last Thursday’s floods.
Minister Hayes’s exact schedule for Cork hasn’t yet been finalised. It’s
hoped he’ll also have time
to meet the County Manager Martin Riordan
But… Northside Fine Gael Cllr Patricia Gosch says it will be the City
area of Blackpool that will be the focus