Flood prevention works begin on the River Jiggy

Councillor Marty McDermott has welcomed the fact that work has begun on the River Jiggy in Roscommon aimed at preventing future flooding, and following his representations.

Cllr. McDermott (pictured at the location of the works) told the Roscommon People: “I am delighted that works have commenced in recent days on cleaning out parts of the River Jiggy, for the purpose of flood prevention. Works are taking place from the County Home Road to the Railway Bridge.

“This will be of huge benefit to the local residents and businesses in this area, who in the past have been affected badly by flooding. I have been working with the County Council on this issue for the last number of months and I am delighted to see this issue now being addressed”.

Cllr. McDermott said he wished to thank the relevant engineer and Roscommon County Council generally for their assistance on this important project.