Damage to sea wall 'superficial'

Belfast Road was battered by high winds and heavy rain during Storm Brendan.
Belfast Road was battered by high winds and heavy rain during Storm Brendan.

Damage to the sea wall along Carrick’s Belfast Road is “superficial” with repairs expected to take a few weeks to complete, the Department for Infrastructure has said.

A section of the wall was reported to have collapsed on January 13, when high winds and rain battered the coastline during Storm Brendan.

A DfI spokesperson said: “The Department is responsible for the sea wall in this area as it supports and protects the adjacent road.

“Detailed inspections have now been completed and the damage caused by the large waves during Storm Brendan is superficial.

“The sea wall remains intact and has not been breached; however a number of areas of masonry cladding have been dislodged.

“Work to repair the damage will commence soon and is expected to take a few weeks to complete.”