Ministers for Social Protection, Defence and Agriculture due in Donegal

Three more Government Ministers are to visit Donegal today in the aftermath of this week’s flooding.

Donegal County Councillors are welcoming the fact that the Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty, Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed will meet with Government Chief Whip and TD for Donegal Joe McHugh in Inishowen later today.

An inter-agency meeting is ongoing in Dublin this morning to develop a national response to the flooding crisis.

Meanwhile, 30 members of the Defence Force are joining the clean up operation in Donegal this morning.

They’ve been deployed to Inishowen to assist the County Council while they continue to assess the extent of the damage caused by Tuesday nights heavy rainfall.

Up to 250 homes were affected with a number of people in Burnfoot left homeless and in need of emergency accommodation.

A rainfall remains in place for the North West counties for much of today but speaking to Ocean FM News this morning, Met Eireann Meterologist Matthew Martin says there is a more positive outlook for later: