Flooding can have several causes. It may be due to a weather event, overflowing river banks, coastal storms or blocked or overloaded drainage ditches. We have listed some information on what you should do if you encounter flooding in your area. 


On 3 May 2018, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran T.D. published 29 Flood Risk Management Plans to address flood risk in Ireland.

CFRAM Programme includes:

  • 29 Flood Risk Management Plans to cover the whole country with the proposed flood relief measures-informed by costs, benefits and environmental factors- to address the flood risk in each community and nationwide.

Fingal County Council is covered by two flood risk management plans

  • Flood Risk Management Plan for the Liffey & Dublin Bay River Basin (UOM09)

Areas for further assessment included in this plan: Clonee, Belcamp park, Balgriffin, Kinsaley, Mulhuddart, Lucan to Chapelizod, Malahide, Sutton&Baldoyle, Sutton& Howth North, Swords South and Santry

  • Flood Risk Management Plan for the Nanny-Delvin River Basin (UOM08)

Areas for further assessment included in this plan: Donabate, Portrane, Balbriggan, Skerries, Lusk, Staffordstown/Turvey, Oldtown, Swords and Rush


Skerries Flood Relief Feasability Study 

 Skerries Flood Relief Feasability Study


The Fingal East Meath Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study (FEMFRAMS) was undertaken and was one of  four pilot studies in the country prior to the roll-out of CFRAMS.   These plans are not statutory plans.  Under FEMFRAMS, Fingal County Council along with project partners Meath County Council and the OPW identified areas of flood risk relevant to Fingal within the study area .

An Executive Engineer, Kevin Vallely, has recently been appointed as part of the Councils Climate Change team to progress the schemes identified in CFRAMS and FEMFRAMS. 

Please find below the following FEM FRAMS documents:

  • Flood Risk Management Plan & appendices
  • Final Report & appendices
  • SEA Environmental Report & appendices, and non-technical summary
  • SEA Statement
  • Natura Impact Statement

Flood Risk Assessment and Management Study

FEMFRAMS Final Report

FEMFRAMS Flood Risk Management Plan

FEMFRAMS SEA Non Technical Summary


Appendices 1

Appendices 2

Appendices 3


The Office of Public Works has set up two websites to deal with flooding matters.

  • Information in relation to areas of the country that may be prone to flooding can be accessed at www.floodinfo.ie
  • Practical information in relation to the dangers of flooding and the measures that can be taken to minimise the damage caused by such flooding can be accessed at www.flooding.ie



 Reporting Flooding During Office Hours

For minor flooding you can make a report at www.fixyourstreet.ie and the issue will be logged with our crews for investigation.

For major flooding due to a weather event such as excess rain and storms, you should report the issue to our Operations Department.

Castleknock/Mulhuddart area (01) 8704599
Malahide/Howth area (01) 8906260
Balbriggan/Swords area (01) 8905596

Castleknock/Mulhuddart area       [email protected] 
Balbriggan/Swords area               [email protected]
Malahide/Howth area                   [email protected]

If major flooding is due to a sewage problem you should report the issue to Irish Water on 1890 278 278.

Reporting Flooding Out of Hours

For out of hours flooding emergencies please contact (01) 8905000.

Any non emergency issues can be reported out of hours at www.fixyourstreet.ie and will be logged with crews for investigation.


Never walk or drive through floodwater. There may be obstacles under the surface that could cause injury. Water could be contaminated, and pose a risk to your health.