Risk Management

Road Licensing
Limerick City Council operates a dedicated Risk Management Section. A Street Inspector is employed to examine the condition of all public roads, footpaths etc to find and report on trip hazards. This allows for the carrying out of street repairs on a planned basis. All public and employer liability claims are investigated by Limerick City Council’s Claims Inspector.

All works being carried out on the public road must obtain a licence from the Roads Authority. This ensures that all works are carried out to a high standard and minimises duplication of road excavation.

Waterways/quay walls/river banks
Improvement works have been carried out to minimise the risk of flooding in a number of areas. Sewer rehabilitation works in Clare Street have decreased the risk of flooding in this area. Further works are planned. The installation of new sewers in the Harry’s Mall area and the provision of storm overflow pumping has decreased the risk of flooding to properties in the area. A breach in the river embankment at Corbally, which had given rise to flooding of adjacent lands, was recently repaired. Works along river banks and quay walls will be necessary to reduce the risk of flooding at various locations throughout the City. Proposals are being developed in this regard. Improvements to quay walls have been carried out along the Abbey River. The Abbey River Navigation Scheme has allowed for the development of a new marina with associated weir, locke gates at the Abbey and Shannon Rivers. This has greatly improved the amenity of the river. Limerick City Council will continue to work closely with Waterways Ireland and the Shannon Development in the enhancement and improvement of the navigability of the river and its attractiveness to visitors and residents.

Proposals have been drawn up for quay side developments along the Abbey River and Shannon River adjoining the new marina and extending to the Shannon Bridge.

Improvement works to the Canal will be carried out as part of the "Loggers Scheme" contract (Limerick Main Drainage) between Locke Quay and Park Bridge. Improvement works between Park Bridge and Shannon River are being considered.

Last update:28/02/2007