Meeting on Drumkeeran landslide

It’s thought it could cost at least five million euro to repair the damage caused by the massive Shaas Mountain landslide at Drumkeeran in County Leitrim.

Local politicians are calling for the money to be allocated to ensure the necessary work can be done as quickly as possible.

It follows a zoom meeting yesterday involving the inter-agency working group, led by the Heritage Department, which is overseeing the response to the landslide.

Present were senior officials from Leitrim County Council, the Department of Agriculture, Inland Fisheries Ireland and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Yesterday’s meeting was chaired by the Minister for Heritage Malcolm Noonan, who recently visited the area on the same day as the former Agriculture Minister Barry Cowan and Minister of State Frank Feighan.

Leitrim County Council is already undertaking immediate works but Cathaoirleach Cllr Mary Bohan, who participated in yesterday’s meeting, says it will take a coordinated effort that must be adequately funded.