Emergency Council meeting sought as first signs of thaw emerge

There are signs of a thaw beginning today, although Met Eireann is indicating it will be several days before the big freeze is over.

All primary and secondary schools remain closed until Thursday, with several other institutions remaining closed today.

After announcing at the weekend that it is no longer salting and gritting the road at Meenaroy, Donegal County Council is reviewing its gritting programme today.

Meanwhile, Cllr Frank Mc Brearty has written to Mayor Brendan Byrne and County manager Michael Mc Loone this morning, seeking a special council meeting.

He says there are access issues which need to be urgently addressed.