Donegal County Council to discuss flood prevention strategies


A special meeting of Donegal County Council will take place on Friday to discuss the severe flooding which hit the county over the weekend.

The council is assessing what happened and is liaising with government and all relevant agencies to see how the situation can be improved.

Councillor Patrick McGowan says all agencies must come together...........


Meanwhile, the body of a pensioner swept away in flood water has been found in County Monaghan.

The body of 70-year-old Ivan Vaughan was found near Glaslough around 10 metres from his car yesterday morning.

It's thought he was returning to his home in Tyrone home on Sunday night when he was caught in a flood and swept away.

Meanwhile, Cabinet Ministers are to discuss emergency funding this morning, for areas affected by flooding in the wake of Storm Desmond.