Deputy Harkin appealed to the Tainiste to support Leitrim County Council in tackling the issues involved, remarking: “people had suffered extensive damage to their land and property and in some cases had to leave their homes.”
Deputy Harkin cited the lack of resources available to Leitrim County Council when speaking in the Dail earlier today (Tuesday). She urged Tánaiste Leo Varadkar to provide government aid “to remedy damage to property and the environment arising from the landslide.”
Responding, the Tánaiste said that while he had not heard about the mudslide, but “as always when a disaster occurs, the Government will want to help and assist and will take an interest in it and see what we can do”.
Deputy Harkin said that when the new Minister for the OPW is announced tomorrow (Wednesday) she would be making contact to ask for immediate assistance “to stabilise this situation.”