Army troops assist in six separate operations as part of the State’s response to the flooding emergency
Published 10/12/2015 | 17:05
ARMY personnel are today involved in six separate operations as part of the State’s response to the flooding emergency.
In Claregalway, the defence forces have been operating shuttle busses to and from schools, it was revealed this afternoon.
Army personnel are also assisting local authorities, businesses and families in filling sandbags in Finisklin in Sligo, Ballinasloe, Athlone, Clonlara in Clare and Castleconnell in Limerick.
The defence forces today said it is on standby to assist any local authority in need and that the number of areas that have personnel deployed “fluctuates” during such an emergency.