Engineers have been inspecting the damage caused by landslides in Co.Leitrim.

Over 10 farms have been impacted by tonnes of mud near Drumkeeran, and two homes have been evacuated.

Heavy rain has caused floods of liquid peat to spread out across acres of land and has also covered a bridge.

In the Dáil yesterday, Independent TD Marian Harkin called for greater support to be made available to Leitrim County Council after thousands of tonnes of bog sipped down from Shass mountain near the village of Drumkeeran.

The Sligo / Leitrim TD asked Tanaiste Leo Varadker to provide Government aid to remedy the damage to property and the environment arising from the landslide.

She said people had suffered extensive damage to the land and property, and in some cases, had to leave their homes.

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