Seanad discusses flood prevention in Raphoe

A meeting will take place at Donegal County Council's headquarters next week between council officials and engineers from the OPW to identify how best to prevent future flooding in Raphoe.

The issue was raised in the Seanad last night by Senator Brian O'Domhnaill, who called for commitments to be given on funding a flood prevention programme. He said such a programme is now possible following the preparation last year of a preliminary report outlining a number of options.

Responsing on behalf of OPW Minister Martin Manseragh, Junior Minister John Curran told the Seanad the meeting on Friday week will fully discuss those options a final choice is made.