Bundoran family hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning

A Bundoran family had a lucky escape after being taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning, a housing association has said.

In a statement the Clúid Housing development said four members of the same family living at the Silver Hill estate were treated last Friday at Sligo General Hospital.

A full investigation is underway and will examine recently installed stoves as well as a gas cooker.

The family were said to be suffering from dizzy spells and were referred to the hospital by their doctor.

The incident comes a few weeks after a father and his two children died from poisoning at a house in Gurteen in Co Sligo.

Regional Director with Clúid Housing, Mick Concannon, said they are now testing other houses on the Silver Hill estate to ensure it's not a common problem..............