Government asked to outline national protocols on gorse fires

There are calls on the Government to clarify what oversight they have had in relation to the recent spate of gorse fires across Donegal and elsewhere in the country.

It's after local fire and rescue teams were stretched to the limit in dealing with the large number of fires across the county in the past week.

In particular, a fire in the Urris Hills burned for four days despite the efforts of the local fire service.

Donegal Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn says serious questions need to be asked as to who was overseeing the operations at national level.................