Flood Relief on Dodder River

1 March 2017


DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Seán Canney T.D.
by Deputy Brendan Ryan
for WRITTEN ANSWER on Wednesday, 1st March, 2017.

* To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the timeframe for the completion of the flood relief work on the Dodder River, Dublin; the timeframe for different phases; the details of each phase; the current projection for the completion of work..

- Brendan Ryan TD

The works on the River Dodder are being undertaken in multiple phases. Significant works and investment have been undertaken to date on this scheme with works continuing in 2017. The Scheme is being undertaken with Dublin City Council acting as the Contracting Authority and the Office of Public Works acting as the funding agency and undertaking the works using its direct labour force.

All phases of works have been completed on the tidal section of the scheme, which now protects approximately 1,000 buildings (approximately 80% residential). Works are ongoing on the Ballsbridge to Donnybrook section where the risk is from from fluvial flooding and which, when complete, will protect approximately 1,520 buildings (90% residential). Further sections upstream have been identified for possible future works but these are not part of the current Scheme.

The Scheme will be substantially completed by quarter four 2017. The breakdown of works is as follows:

Completed to Date:

Phase 1 - Ringsend Bridge to London Bridge

Phase 2a – London Bridge to Newbridge

Phase 2b – Newbridge to Lansdowne Road Dart Station


Phase 2c- Lansdowne Road Railway Bridge to Ballsbridge: To be completed by Q2 2017.

Phase 2d- Ballsbridge to Anglesea (Donnybrook) Bridge: To be completed by Q4 2017

Phase 2e- Anglesea Bridge to Smurfit Weirs. To be completed by Q4 2017.