Cope says government should seek EU funding to tackle storm damage

Donegal County Council engineers are assessing the extent of storm damage in Donegal after strong gusts on Friday, with damage reported in a number of areas including Donegal Town and Killybegs.
In Dunfanaghy, the local GAA pitch has been badly flooded, with damage estimated at thousands of euro, while in Moville, the shore walk between the town and Greencastle has been badly damaged.
Local Councillor Martin Farren surveyed the area with Director of Services John Mc Laughlin on Saturday, and engineers are compiling a report on the damage today.
Meanwhile, a North West MEP has called on the government to seek EU funding to assit with the repair of storm damage.
Damage around the country from the floods and high winds is said to be the worst in a decade, with repairs due to cost up to 225 million euro.
The Northwest has avoided the worst of the stormy weather, however costal areas have seen very strong winds as well as reports of localised flooding inland.
North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has called on the Government to seek EU solidarity funding, to provide much needed support to local authorities:

Cover pic of  Moville Shore Walk damage taken from


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