Flood Management

The Office of Public Works, through its Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, carried out the largest ever flood risk study in Ireland to date, undertaking a detailed engineering assessment of 300 areas or communities believed to be at significant risk of future flooding.

In 2018, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran TD published 29 Flood Risk Management Plans to address flood risk in Ireland.

These plans include 118 additional flood relief schemes and are available to download, with supporting documentation, from the Publications section of www.floodinfo.ie. Through the interactive Flood Plans Viewer, you can view a summary of the flood risk management measures as set out in the Plans. The Flood Maps Viewer allows you to access flood mapping data for the areas assessed. Through the publication section of this website you can access a range of information including county summaries of measures, in place, underway and now proposed by the Plans.

The Flood Risk Management Plans build on significant investment on flood defense schemes, since 1995, which has delivered 42 major flood relief schemes around the country. These schemes successfully provide protection to 9,500 properties and the economic benefit to the State in damage and losses avoided are estimated at €1.9 billion. There are currently also 9 major schemes under construction and a further 24 at design/development which together will provide protection to a further 12,000 properties.


River Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group

Carrick on Shannon Flood Relief scheme

Leitrim Village Flood Relief Scheme

Mohill Flood Relief Scheme

Dromod Flood Relief Scheme 


Also available for your information:

·         Managing Flood Risk in Ireland - A short 2 page summary of how the OPW is leading a proactive and whole of Government response to flooding in Ireland.

·         An infographic that summarises the CFRAM Study, Government investment to date and the €1bn programme of investment for the coming decade.

·         Implementing the National Flood Risk Policy, A Report on Measures in Place and Proposed to Address Ireland’s Flood Risk. Appendix F of this report provides a short guide to the measures to address significant flood risk for each of the 300 studied communities.

  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union