Donegal County Council has said that 50 families have registered with it as being displaced following the floods last week, with 15 of the families still seeking a suitable accommodation solution.

Earlier this week the Council said 47 families had registered following the floods on 22 August.

A spokeswoman said that the Council is actively working with 15 of the families to find an accommodation solution that meets their needs.

Twenty families are being facilitated by their own insurance companies while another 15 families have either been accommodated with longer term temporary accommodation, have been offered accommodation or are in the process of being accommodated by the Council.

The assessment of the 1,500km road network in Inishowen is ongoing and in excess of 425 issues have been identified and work is continuing to identify and cost design solutions.

Work is continuing today on the installation of a temporary bailey bridge on the R240 at Riverside between Quigley’s Point and Carndonagh and it is hoped this will allow the road to be open to single lane traffic by Monday evening.

Work on the R238 at Three Trees between Muff and Quigley’s Point is continuing and it is expected that the road will be open to two-way traffic next week.

The R244 at Craignahorna on the Mountain Road between Buncrana and Carndonagh remains closed. It has not been feasible to reopen the road in the short term. Local diversions remain in place.

Grainne's Gap is now open with a small diversion around Thompsonstown Bridge.

A number of rural roads across the peninsula remain closed and are likely to remain closed for a number of weeks. Local diversions are in place. 

These roads include the following:

  • L-1891-2 Eskaheen Road to chapel;
  • L-1381-2 Meendacalliagh/Evishbreedy: Illies to Glentoghter;
  • L-53912 Annagh; 
  • L-7451-1 Drumskillen Road;
  • L-7631-3 Glenbridge Road;
  • L-7641-1 Gortcormacan;
  • L-7681-1 Lowertown Road/Gortcormacan;
  • L-7761-2  Knowhead Road/Calfwarn.