Chief Fire Officer – anyone found guilty of starting wildfires will pay for the cost of fighting them

Donegal's Acting Chief Fire Officer has appealed to the public to notify gardai if they have any information about the illegal setting of gorse fires.

Joe McTaggart suspects that not all of the recent wildfires, which have occurred across the county during the recent dry spell, have been acts of God.

Mr McTaggart says that if someone is convicted for starting any of the fires, they will be pursued for the cost of fighting them - he added that the recent wet weather is very much welcome: