At an emergency meeting of Cloonown IFA on Thursday, members expressed huge frustration with lack of action from authorities in clearing the Shannon.

Farmers in the Cloonown area have lived with flooding all their lives, it’s a common occurrence, particularly in summer. However, the flooding of 2009 and now 2015 has been more severe than ever before.
“Water is heading up on 2009 levels already and probably going to rise further,” said John Claffey, a dairy farmer from Shannonbridge. “Farmyards are flooded, hay and silage is destroyed. It’s an environmental disaster as well – slurry tanks are filling with water, yards and roads are impassable.”
Claffey is the secretary of the Shannon Flood Committee in the IFA. He recently met with ESB officials who are monitoring the water levels on a constant basis….
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