The ball is finally starting to roll on the mammoth project to refurbish the Fermoy weir as SEO for Cork County Council, Mary Hayes told the members of Fermoy Municipal District this week that a brief is currently being prepared to procure an engineer led consultant team for the project. 

This major advancement follows on from the survey which was carried out by a Cork County Council team on the weir, uncovering that the scope of the project is more extensive than what was previously understood.

“The weir is compromised, it is in a precarious state,” said SEO Mary Hayes. 

“The level of knowledge that was there before wasn’t to the extent that is there now. The scope of the works will be extended out,” she told the meeting on Tuesday last. 

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