The OPW and Meath County Council continue working in collaboration on managing flood risk in the Bettystown & Mornington area and elsewhere in the county according a statement issued by the council.

Following the flood event in Bettystown from 5th to 8th August 2023, a meeting was held on 9 August 2023 between senior management in the OPW, Meath County Council and engineering consultants RPS.

  The OPW are reviewing the short-term measures that can be taken to manage the flood risk in the Bettystown/Mornington area, and in the longer term, the design for an augmented flood relief scheme as part of the Government’s €1.3bn for flood relief measures under the National Development Plan.

The Council will continue to liaise with and support the OPW in progressing these works.