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Lough Funshinagh locals hoping for positive news from special Council meeting

Oct 14, 2021 07:10 By Shannonside News
Lough Funshinagh locals hoping for positive news from special Council meeting Lough Funshinagh locals hoping for positive news from special Council meeting
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The meeting is expected to offer a significant update to families hit hard by rising flood waters.

The secretary of the Lough Funshinagh Flood Crisis committee says she hopes that something positive could come from a meeting of Roscommon County Council today.

The local authority is convening a special meeting at half past two to hear an update on the Lough Funshinagh project from Chief Executive Eugene Cummins.

The meeting comes several weeks after the council was forced to stop work on a pipeline to drain the lake after legal action was taken by Friends of the Irish Environment.

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Works had only begun in June of this year and it had been hoped the pipeline would protect families from having their homes flooded this winter.

Geraldine Murray from the local flood crisis committee says she's amazed to see the waters so high after being away for a few weeks, and everyone is hoping that the council might yet be able to do something to help them:

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