Local Authorities urged to work with communities during difficult weather conditions

Abandoned cars at Gollan Hill outside Buncrana as treacherous road conditions made it impossible to climb the hill. DER0215MC054
IFA Countryside Chairman and Deputy President Tim O’Leary has called on all local authorities to work closely with farmers and local communities to keep rural Ireland moving during the current difficult weather conditions.

IFA Countryside Chairman and Deputy President Tim O’Leary has called on all local authorities to work closely with farmers and local communities to keep rural Ireland moving during the current difficult weather conditions.

He said, “The past twenty four hours have been extremely challenging for farm families, particularly along the west coast of the country. Heavy snow showers and rapidly falling temperatures resulted in many roads becoming impassable”.

Tim O’Leary called for greater co-ordination and co-operation between farmers, local communities and local authorities during this time of harsh weather conditions. This will ensure access is maintained to important services and farming activity can continue.

He urged all farm families to farm safely over the coming days as strong winds and heavy rain are set to storm across the country, particularly the west coast.