Speaking to The Echo, Ms Forde said due to the high volume of traffic on the road and the large catchment area, the issue warrants being prioritised.
“I received correspondence from the OPW which said that funding for minor flood mitigation works is a matter for the local council to apply for.
“I’m going to be requesting that Cork City Council does put in an application under the scheme."
“The maximum funding available for any one project is €750,000,” she said.
Ms Forde said she will also be asking that Cork City Council would “start straight away in the preparatory work which would investigate how big a problem it is and what the costing would be."