Disappointment over lack of funding to alleviate Donegal Town flooding

A south Donegal councillor says he is shocked and disappointed that money has not been granted for major works to deal with flooding of homes and businesses in Donegal Town.

There had been hopes that the money would have been provided in the first tranche of the Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) funding, which has just been announced.

Last year, the issue of flooding in Donegal Town, particularly around Castle Street, New Row and Clareden Drive was outlined to the minister with responsibility for flood alleviation, Boxer Moran, when he visited Lifford.

Donegal Sinn Fein Councillor Noel Jordan is now asking the Office of Public Works to ensure that €6m is allocated for the River Eske/Donegal Town project.

He also wants funding allocated for works in Killybegs.