Ballyroan is no longer at risk of flooding, according to new maps by the OPW.
“I am happy to see Ballyroan flood risk free. I hope it will have positive implications for small planning applications,” said Cllr Mary Sweeney from the village.
“The downside is a lack of funds for small rivers. I am being very parochial but the Gloreen gets flooded, I don’t know where we will get money now,” she said.
“I had a person there held up for 15 months with planning permission,” added a happy Cllr Willie Aird.