Thanks to everyone for supporting our petition to reform the Arterial Drainage Act. We now have more than 5,000 signatures which is really great! We will now deliver these to Minister Patrick O'Donovan as well as other parliamentarians so that we can get this issue on the political agenda. Thanks again! Pádraic
To: Patrick O’Donovan TD
Reform the Arterial Drainage Act
Stop the Office of Public Works programme of river destruction and bring flood protection into the 21st Century by reforming the Arterial Drainage Act from 1945
Why is this important?
The Office of Public Works (OPW) is mandated under the Arterial Drainage Act 1945 to 'maintain' over 11,000km of river channel in Ireland - something that has resulted in the destruction of whole river systems. We need a new law that is fit to address the biodiversity and climate crisis and that works with - and for - people and nature.