Vacancy: Head of Planning and Estate Management (Assistant Secretary)

The Office of Public Works has advertised a Management Board level post in Planning and Estate Management through the Public Appointments Service.  This opportunity will be of interest to senior managers with expertise in  strategic property portfolio planning and management, managing the development of project appraisals and business cases for investment, collaborating with a broad range of stakeholders at a senior level and managing and leading a multidisciplinary team.

21 April 17


Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme

The Government has announced a Voluntary Homeowners Relocation Scheme. This is a voluntary targeted once-off humanitarian scheme for homeowners whose main/family home:

  1. had flood water enter and damage  the home during the major floods from 4 December 2015 to 13 January 2016 such that it was uninhabitable - these dates may be extended in turlough areas
  2. is at significant risk of similar damage from flooding again;
  3. cannot be protected by other possible flood protection or mitigation measures;
  4. cannot obtain flood insurance for the home.
18 April 17


OPW Art Management Videos

Check out latest videos from recent exhibitions and events.

19 January 17


Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group

Last Winter the Government took decisive action to support the existing plans in place to address flooding on the Shannon and established the Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group to enhance on-going co-operation across all of the State agencies involved with the River Shannon, including ESB, Waterways Ireland, Bord na Móna, Inland Fisheries Ireland, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, OPW and the relevant local authorities.

1 December 16


Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-ordination Group

The Interdepartmental Flood Policy Co-ordination Group is chaired by the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief, Seán Canney TD. The purpose of the Group is to have regard to the extent of non-structural solutions that will inform the ten-year implementation strategy of the Flood Risk Management Plans and to ensure that policies that can benefit communities and individuals directly, including those outside of the areas of significant risk covered by the Plans - to be prepared and respond to or live with flood risk - are carefully considered.

1 December 16


OPW 1916 Videos

A selection of videos commissioned by the OPW to commemorate the Centenerary of 1916 can be found here.

1 February 17


OPW 185

To mark 185 years since an Act of Parliament in Westminster established the Office of Public Works [OPW], a number of projects have been instigated by the OPW185 Project Team.

20 October 16


Draft Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs)

The Office of Public Works (OPW), as lead agency for flood risk management in Ireland, is producing Flood Risk Management Plans (FRMPs) under the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) Programme, in line with National Flood Policy and the requirements of the EU 'Floods' Directive.

15 September 16


OPW Response to Press Queries on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme

OPW Response to Press Queries on Cork City Flood Relief Scheme

2 February 17