I lodged a short submission to the proposed Cork City Flood Relief Scheme at the very last minute on Friday. We had been given a brief presentation on the scheme by the consultants working on behalf of the OPW, had been given an opportunity to ask questions and were assured that the proposed scheme was being misrepresented in an unfair way by those opposed to it.
Nonetheless, I have my own concerns. They are fuelled by the enormous professional respect I hold for many who are vocal in their opposition to the scheme as proposed. Including indeed, my own professor in UCC when I was an undergraduate.
So I put the basis of my (very untechnical!) concerns in the following note to the OPW which they graciously acknowledged this morning: