Clontarf Flooding - BIG thanks to Dublin City Council

07 Jan 2014

On behalf of the Clontarf Busines Association and the Clontarf Residents' Association we would like to extend our deep appreciation to Dublin City Council for the way the flood threat was handled over the past week.

We had a constant flow of information about the impending threat. Large sandbags were deployed at the weakest defence point on the promenade well in advance of the first dangerous tide so DCC were very well prepared.

When the floods metarialised, there was great work on the ground by the DCC team in terms of the availability of sandbags along the promenade, the pumping away of water where needed and other remedial work.

There was also regular contact with the DCC local area office (Elaine Mulvenny) and the DCC Engineering team (Gerard O'Connell). We would also like to acknowledge the presence on site of local Area Manager, Dave Dinnigan who witnessed in person how in practice sea flooding can affect Clontarf.

We would also like to thank others who helped us to circulate information; in particular public representatives, Aodhan O'Riordain, TD, who was very active on Twitter and also Councillor Damian O'Farrell who was at the prom during the flooding. Local residents and visitors also sent in some great photos of what was happening.