Farmers may not get paid following Killery fires last summer

There are fears that a number of landowners in on the Sligo Leitrim border that was devastated by fires last summer won’t get paid.

It’s understood letters are being sent out from the Department of Agriculture next week advising over 30 farmers who own part of commonage land on Killery mountain of the situation.

Hundred of acres of land on the mountain were destroyed by the blaze last May and at one point two homes in the area were at risk.

However, the cause of the fires remains unclear.

Chair of the IFA’s Leitrim Sheep Committee Kevin Comiskey says it’s an extremely serious situation and it’s impossible to pinpoint how they started:

He is urging anyone affected to attend the AGM of the Dromahair branch tomorrow night in the Clubhouse in Dromahair at 8:30pm.