East Meath/Drogheda water shortage shows need for continued investment – McEntee

Monday, 24th July 2017

“The ongoing water shortage in the East Meath/Drogheda area shows the need for continued investment and joined up thinking in our water provision locally, regionally and nationally” Minister for European Affairs and local T.D. Helen McEntee has stated.

“The loss of water for such a long period cannot be allowed happen again, especially if we are to continue to market Meath and the North East as an area for investment. However, I welcome the fact that water supply to Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda has been prioritised during this shortage” Minister McEntee said.

Minister McEntee concluded: ”I have been liaising with Meath County Councillors and with Minister Eoghan Murphy at national level to ensure the Local Authorities in the region, along with Irish Water, have every resource they need to handle this prolonged shortage. I commend the community spirit of the people of East Meath and Drogheda in handling this shortage, especially with their older and more vulnerable neighbours.”

ENDS

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